That's not the ticket: Toddler's littering citation dropped

WASHINGTON — City officials in Washington are tearing up a littering citation issued to a toddler.

The Washington Post reports 2-year-old Harper Westover received a "Notice of Violation" on Thursday from the Department of Public Works, with a $75 fine.

Her mom, attorney Theresa Westover, also received a citation. She called a solid waste inspector who told her a city worker had found unopened envelopes with her name and Harper's name in an alley.

Westover says the inspector refused to rescind Harper's ticket, even amid assurances that they're not a family of litterbugs. The case drew ridicule after Westover's husband, Chuck, posted about it online.

A Public Works official stopped by the family's home Friday just as Theresa Westover was about to do a TV interview. He said he would drop both tickets.

Funny money: Inmates called to pick up fake hundreds by road

PONTOTOC, Miss. — Some Mississippi inmates were picking peas in a garden when they got a call to clean up money scattered along a roadside.

It seemed too good to be true — and it was.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the fake currency, found Saturday, made for use in movies. One of $100 bills was emblazoned with words "For Motion Picture Use Only."

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask says it appears someone was hauling theater equipment because a movie reel was also tossed by the road. Deputies were counting the funny money, and an investigation continues.


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