Lettuce-Littering Incident Comes to a Head
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. You've heard the saying, it's not cheating if you don't get caught. Dawn Higgins' saying could be, it's not littering if it's biodegradable. Higgins was fined $170 for throwing litter out of her car. She was eating a McDonald's salad. She didn't want to finish it, so she tossed it into the parking lot at Wal-Mart, of course. Higgins is not appealing that $170 fine. She says the lettuce came from the ground, and she was simply trying to return it.
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