Woman cited for illegally burning plastic

Published 10:14 am Thursday, September 1, 2016

Austin police cited a 58-year-old woman for illegally burning plastic in northwest Austin Wednesday night after a report of a strong burining plastic smell.

Police responded to the 1000 block of Fifth Street Northwest around 11:45 p.m. and found a woman burning plastic and what appeared to be window blinds in her back yard.

She didn’t have any response when officers asked her why she didn’t just throw them away.

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She was cited for burning prohibited materials.

Similarly, a man was cited Aug. 15 for illegally burning a TV in southeast Austin.