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Published:January 24th, 2015 10:37 EST

Singapore Man Fined $15,800 for Throwing Cigarette Butts out Window

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Authorities in Singapore announced a fine of more than $15,000 was imposed on a litterbug caught on camera tossing cigarette butts from his high-rise window.


The National Environment Agency announced the 38-year-old man was ordered to pay $15,836 after investigators planted surveillance cameras outside his apartment building in response to repeated complaints about residents throwing litter from their windows."


If you travel to the island paradise of Singapore you`d better mind your Ps and Qs, the authorities have zero tolerance for criminals, scofflaws and riff-raff.

If you spit on the sidewalk you are likely to be flogged, and if you smuggle drugs into the country you will die in prison.

The authorities in the sovereign city-state fined a litterbug more than $15,000 for tossing cigarette butts from his high-rise window.

At first blush you might think the punishment is excessive, but this dirtbag was caught throwing cigarette butts out of his window 34 times in just a few days.

As far as I`m concerned this man should have been thrown out the window, and his carcass should have been deposited in the city dump.

We need this no-nonsense Singapore attitude in New York City, and all of our big cities.

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