Homeless Man Gets Fined For Eating Pizza At A Bus Stop

I know that laws can get really crazy sometimes, especially when it comes to local laws. But fining a guy for eating pizza at a bus stop? Seriously?

That’s what happened in San Francisco about a month ago, according to NBC Bay Area. Apparently, a homeless man had just purchased a pizza for his friend’s birthday, and on the way to drop it off, decided to chow down on a slice or two while waiting at a bus stop.

He then received a ticket carrying a $250 fine for “eating or drinking in or on a system facility or vehicle in areas where those activities are prohibited by that system.”

The San Francisco Muni bus system doesn’t allow you to eat or drink on its buses or in bus stations, but that rule is rarely enforced. Furthermore, a Muni spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle that he wasn’t sure whether eating at a bus stop was illegal to begin with.

The good thing is that the homeless man can get the ticket thrown out if he can prove he is homeless and in search of services.

Still, this shouldn’t even have been an issue in the first place. I mean, I get that you don’t want to make the buses dirty with food, but going as far as to enforce that on a public sidewalk where a bus stop exists? That doesn’t seem right to me at all.

The homeless man’s court hearing is scheduled to take place some time later today. Hopefully the judge does the right thing and throws out this pointless citation.


BUSTED: Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging Californians


Ruh Roh, Whole Foods. The popular grocery chain was penalized a sum of close to $800,000 after a year-long investigation discovered that they were overcharging customers in the state of California. There’s about 74 Whole Foods total.

It was uncovered by State and local inspectors that purchased foods weighed less than how much they were advertised to cost for said weight. The weight of salad bar containers were also not subtracted after the final checkout, Fox News reports. According to prosecutors, this violated consumer protection laws under false advertising and unfair competition.

Whole Foods is set to pay $210,000 to the city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego. The chain must also repay $100,000 to a weights and measurements enforcement fund. There will be both state and store pricing accuracy managers to prevent this from happening again as well as random quarterly audits in all 74 Whole Foods locations in California.

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