Austin, Minnesota, my hometown, the place where I’m raising my kids, and the home of non-electronic SPAM, is in the news again:
Man in deep doo-doo over ticket protest
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AUSTIN, Minn.— An man who allegedly included dog feces along with his payment for a parking ticket has been charged with disorderly conduct. The 22-year-old man was charged with the misdemeanor May 11 in a criminal complaint filed in Mower County District Court.
The man’s vehicle was ticketed on April 18 while it was parked in front of his residence. He put an envelope containing his payment and dog feces in a drop box at the law enforcement center, the complaint stated.
On April 25, an office employee for the Austin Police Department smelled a rank odor as she gathered envelopes from the box. Opening the envelopes, the woman noticed one leaking a brown fluid, which got onto her hands and her desk, according to the complaint.
The next morning the woman awoke with a headache and vomited repeatedly. She was hospitalized for about two days with an undetermined illness.