PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police have issued a summons to a man accused of dumping tires around the city as part of an ad hoc tire removal business.
The Providence Journal reports that used tires started appearing on streets in mid-February. Police say as many as 800 to 1,000 tires were dumped in vacant lots, school grounds and elsewhere.
Police issued a summons to David Almeida and ordered him to remove tires he dumped. He told The Associated Press on Wednesday he's getting rid of the tires, but says he's been accused of a lot of things he didn't do. He would not elaborate.
Police say the 57-year-old Almeida was offering a service to garages and repair shops to remove tires for $1 each. Businesses are supposed to use licensed services.
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