WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — City officials in Washington are tearing up a littering citation issued to a toddler.
The Washington Post reports 2-year-old Harper Westover received a “Notice of Violation” on Thursday from the Department of Public Works, along with a $75 fine.
Her mom, attorney Theresa Westover, also received a citation. She called a solid waste inspector who told her a city worker had found unopened envelopes with her name and Harper’s name in an alley.
Westover says the inspector refused to rescind Harper’s ticket, even amid assurances that they’re not a family of litterbugs. The case drew ridicule after Westover’s husband, Chuck, posted about it online.
A Public Works official stopped by the family’s home Friday just as Theresa Westover was about to do a TV interview. He said he would drop both tickets.