Commiserations to Kenneth Bonnard who fell foul of Chesterfiled Borough Council's Bin Police the other day.
Mr Bonnard was collecting his great-granddaughter from school and, whilst waiting, he lit his pipe.
The match he used burnt his fingers, and he dropped it.
Can you guess what happened next children?
Yes, that's right, as if by magic a jobsworth member of the Stasi from the local council (official title "enforcement officer") appeared and asked for Mr Bonnard's name, address and date of birth. He then slapped Mr Bonnard with a £50 fine for littering.
Mr Bonnard paid up, for if he didn't he faced a £2500 fine.
A nice little earner for the council.
Ker Farking Ching!
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