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Government gives 2-year-old girl $75 fine for littering

By Mason White 4:16 AM September 7, 2016
Harper Westover with her mother Theresa 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) The parents of a 2-year-old girl were shocked to get a $75 fine in the mail because their daughter littered in the streets of Washington D.C.

The Department of Public Works sent Harper Westover the $75 fine after a government worker found an envelope with her name in the street along with a bag of trash.

Westover’s mother Theresa, said that the envelope in question was sent to her daughter by Bucky’s Buddies, which is a kids club for fans of the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Theresa, who is a lawyer, called the Department of Public Works, saying that her daughter was just 2 years old and cannot be held responsible for littering.

The person who was on the phone insisted that the envelope had her daughter’s name on it and therefore, she is responsible to pay the fine.

Later, Theresa got another fine of $75 in her own name.

Theresa suspects that the sanitation department worker left the bag of trash containing the envelope behind while making their routine.