From the Daily News:
A Crown Heights business could go under after it was slapped with nearly $10,000 in fines for posting flyers on city light poles.
Quinton Spikener, 27, the owner of Xyayx Multimedia, a music and video production company, woke up last Thursday to find his mailbox stuffed with 47 letters from the city, each charging a $200 fine. The total bill was $9,400.
"I can't afford that in any way," he said, adding the only way to pay the fines would be to sell off the recording equipment and shut the business.
He freely admitted putting up the flyers to promote his company, but said he had no idea it was illegal. "We saw flyers on every light pole in Brooklyn," he said. "We didn't expect to get hit with a $10,000 fine."
What made you think you had the right to post anything on public property?