Butt Out

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Lazaris Michael, 76, had the bad luck to be walking down the street in England when police got into a scuffle with two shoplifters they were trying to arrest. In the melee, Michael had a cigarette knocked from his hand. Before he could pick it up, a local warden gave him a £60 fine for littering. A spokesman for the Thanet Council says the city has a zero tolerance policy on litter and the warden acted appropriately.