Public-urination citation tossed during event in NYC

Aug. 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Man named 'Something Long and Complicated' proves identity to Facebook
Montreal man's political posters: 'I just wanted a sign'
Audit: Scientists in Antarctica prone to alcohol-fueled fights, indecent exposure
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters