Plymouth mom absolutely loses him on camera online with litter police for fallen cigarette


An angry Plymouth mum loses her temper in dramatic video of an angry argument with litter box police over a fallen cigarette.

Boiling Amy O’Hara sees red after a council police officer watches her as she throws her fagot in the back of Mayflower Street and asks for his personal information so he can issue a fine.

The part-time housekeeper was unloading a vacuum cleaner from her car, ready to tidy up a student when she dropped it to the floor.

She returned to fetch her when the council official demanded her attention.

But she refused to cooperate when he lobbied for her identity.

The saga continued with footage captured by the injured woman showing the diligent policeman waiting for her in the area as she worked.

Screams ensued with tensions reaching boiling point when he was allowed to enter the doors at the bottom of the stairs to the student property in order to speak to her.

Drama – Amy picked up her cigarette but was told to hand over her details anyway

He then called the police after Amy last refused to give him his contact details before leaving panting.

But the advice – which took back control of the waste after terminating the services of the private agent Kingdom Services Group in December 2018 – supported the actions of their man.

The authority said it also looked at images captured by the employee’s body camera and concluded Amy was wrong.

Still, Amy, a mother of three from Thornbury, is appalled by what happened on Thursday, January 9.

Explaining her version of events, the 35-year-old said, “I was going up the stairs and he called me back, saying he needed my contact details.

“I said, ‘are you a policeman?’ and he said no but had the power to ask me for them.

“So I took my cigarette and put it inside my car.

“So I did that – but then he continues to wait for me outside for 25 minutes.”

“He was with someone else and they were taking pictures of my car.”

Amy also claims to have looked through the window of her cleaning colleague’s car to retrieve her boss’s number which he then called to report them.

“I can’t really believe what happened,” she said. “I thought those litter people were gone now.

“The police were called, but we left. They were still waiting for us.

“Lucky for me, I’m not a push.

The litter box team at the bottom of the stairwell at the back of Mayflower Street in Plymouth
The litter box team at the bottom of the stairwell at the back of Mayflower Street in Plymouth

“But if someone else had to defend themselves, it may have ended up being something else.

“He said, give me your details. And I said -” No, I don’t want to. “

Wayne Lemon, who was working with Amy at the time of the conflict, said: “If you were to shop around town, then would you expect the police to call your employer about it? It is simply appalling.

“Amy got out of the van and dropped the cigarette on the way out. She picked it up.

“But what he did was beyond expectations.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for the council said: “After reviewing the body camera footage of our officer, which shows the entire incident from start to finish, we are confident that they acted calmly and professionally. to deal with this matter.

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“The law could not be clearer – a crime has been committed, under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, when an object is deliberately placed and left, even if the offender volunteered by the law. following to pick it up.

“It is another criminal offense for someone to refuse to give details to an authorized agent and we are entitled to request information from an employer under a request for exemption from the protection law. data when a criminal offense has been committed. “

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