Police fine a man $147 for sitting under tree… no really.

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[CTV]: MONTREAL – Francois Gendron learned the hard way that it’s against the law to sit on the grass in a public park in the downtown Ville Marie borough.

On Monday he sat beneath a tree in Serge Garant Park behind the Beaudry metro and the act earned him a $147 fine.

Police initially approached him and asked him politely to move.

Police told Gendron that they give tickets to young homeless people, so to be fair they have to ticket everyone

The local police commander explained that the grass was recently replanted and that sitting on it has proven damaging.


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