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Back in February we told you about someone up in MoCo who had the bad habit of tossing City Papers in the trash before readers could get to them. Turns out there’s another one out there, this time in the city.

Our business manager, David Knauss, recounts what happened last Thursday, around 3p.m. at Gallery Place:

A young reader approached one of our boxes to pick up a paper. An older woman, chunky, in her fifties, long straight gray hair, stopped her and then grabbed all the papers from the box and chucked them into a nearby trash can. She took the paper in the window, tore it up, and then tossed it back into the box. The reader tried to stop the woman, told her it was wrong, that it was theft and that she had no right to throw away the papers. A “Start a Revolution” volunteer saw the whole thing and backed up our reader. Those red-jacketed security people who hang around Gallery Place (some kind of security for the BID?) watched but would not get involved. They told our reader that they had heard about people throwing away newspapers, but that they couldn’t do anything about.

When our reader tried to take one of the trashed papers, the crazy woman pulled it from her hands and told her she “didn’t need it.” Apparently, the woman was put off by the short skirt on the back cover, said we always have something bad on the back. Anyway, the reader said the woman struck her as a religious type. She had two blue bags with church insignias on them….The woman was wearing a green polar fleece jacket and blue jeans. After crossing the street to empty another of our boxes, she headed north on 7th street and disappeared.

Anyone else see this person?