Says Sanitation Worker Was Aggressive, ‘Frightened The Hell Out Of’ Her
CBS New York
An elderly Upper East Side woman claims a sanitation agent chased her, threatened her with arrest and slapped her with a ticket for putting day-old newspapers in a city trash can.
Darbe Pitofsky, 83, said she was on her way for a cup of coffee around 6:30 a.m. on June 25 when she threw a brown bag filled with old papers in a city litter basket near her apartment on East 71st Street.
She said a sanitation worker quickly jumped out of his vehicle and demanded her information to write a summons.
“I froze,” Pitofsky told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. “He just frightened the hell out of me, scared me to death, I was terrified.”
She said the worker demanded a form of identification and threatened to “put her away” if she didn’t comply.