James Kelly was cited under scavenging statute: police department rep
(NEWSER) – A homeless man was ticketed last week while searching for food in a Houston trash bin, and the news didn't go over well. Now the HPD is on the defensive and explaining that James Kelly was ticketed for making a mess, not for attempting to feed himself.
And a police rep says most of his colleagues wouldn't ticket anyone for seeking food in a dumpster, clarifying that the type of ticket Kelly was given is written only after a complaint is made about garbage being taken from the can and left around it.
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