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Public-urination citation tossed during event in NYC

Aug. 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A New York judge tossed a public-urination ticket for a city Parks Department worker during an event to resolve low-level outstanding warrants and summonses.

Parks maintenance worker Andre Jenkins, 36, said he was caught urinating in June in an empty parking lot in East New York after a two-hour train ride home from work.

"I had to go real bad. I thought it was a safe spot -- but a cop showed up out of nowhere. It was like he fell out of the sky," he said.

He got a public-urination ticket, which can carry a $50 fine, the New York Post reported Sunday.

Judge Sharen Hudson tossed the ticket Friday during Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes' Project Safe Surrender, a program meant to eliminate low-level warrants and summonses so prosecutors can focus on more serious crimes.

The event was held at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in East Flatbush.

"It's a beautiful thing," said Jenkins, who had one of about 170 citations tossed Friday.

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