Boy George to sweep New York streets

July 31, 2006 at 4:09 PM

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- British pop star Boy George has been asssigned to sweep New York City streets for filing a bogus police report of a break-in at his loft.

The former Culture Club frontman born George O'Dowd will be issued a shovel, broom, plastic bags and gloves when he reports to a Sanitation Department office for five days of street cleaning starting Aug. 14, department spokesman Vito Turso told Monday's New York Daily News.

One of the singer's likely assignments will be in Chinatown because the streets are very dirty there, Turso said.

"A lot of tourist traffic means a lot of street litter," Turso said.

He might also clean the streets of Little Italy and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the newspaper said.

O'Dowd was warned by a judge in June that he'd be jailed if he didn't complete his community service by Aug. 28.

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