Friday, January 20, 2012
Vallone trashes garbage slob
From the NY Post:
A fed-up councilman from Astoria dug through a city trash can yesterday to find out who illegally dumped personal garbage into a municipal receptacle — and vowed the “pig” would get fined.
“What kind of pig does this? Stuffs up the small opening of a public trash can with a bag of your personal home trash?” Councilman Peter Vallone fumed on his Facebook page.
After digging through the trash in a can near the Astoria Boulevard stop on the N and Q lines, Vallone ID’d its source — as Konstantinos Sidiroglou, who lives on 24th Street.
“Hey Konstantinos,” Vallone wrote. “You left your Victoria’s Secret catalogue in there ... Expect a visit from Sanitation to your pigsty.”
Sidiroglou said he knew nothing of Vallone’s discovery — and couldn’t care less.
“I was out this morning, I had some garbage in my car and I thought I’d throw it out,” he said. “And that’s it. I don’t care. It’s fine. It’s fine. This is all fine!”
And it will be a fine. Dumping household trash in a city garbage can is punishable by a $100 ticket.