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PD: Man Spits on Car After Asked to Stop Digging in Garbage

A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes a car crash with a post and stolen construction materials.

A man who continually digs through the garbage at Mad Max Convenience Store, 1100 S. Spring St., clearly did not like when store employees asked him to stop.

Port Washington police were called to the business at 7:46 a.m. Thursday in reference to the issue, according to police reports. Employees said the man, who appears to be in his 70s, visits the station every day to dig through the garbage for cans.

After employees asked the man to stop digging through the garbage, he spit on an employee's car, police reports said. The man was not there when police arrived, but they advised the clerks to call the department again if the person comes back.

More from the reports:

  • Theft: A Port Washington man reported some construction materials stolen from his business in the area of Bywater and Sunset at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to police reports.
  • Not so sweet: A 32-year-old Port Washington man had a not-so-sweet encounter on Sweetwater Drive and West Grand Avenue at 4:12 p.m. Feb. 13 when his Subuaru Legacy left the roadway and a struck a sign post,
Ang ~ February 21, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Since when did it become illegal to dumpster dive?? Personally, I wouldn't do it myself, but the poor old guy may be short in funds & is just lookin for some extra cash. Besides, at least he's recycling which is more than I can say for alot of people that I know personally. Leave the old dude alone for pete's sake!!!
Shelly February 21, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Actually, it's illegal, since it's private property. The guy probably has to rip open bags to find cans and probably leaving a mess!

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