Sanitation worker accused of throwing trash at car

A Mount Vernon city garbage collector is facing charges this morning after tossing a trash can at a taxi, according to police.



Authorities say Kris Upton was on the job yesterday morning when he tossed a garbage can at South 8th Avenue and Kingsbridge Road. They say it hit a baby inside the taxi, hurting the child's eye and ankle.



Upton is now facing multiple charges and is suspended from his job.



In a statement, Mount Vernon Richard Thomas's office says they "have a zero tolerance policy for violence in the workplace, either by city employees or members of the public."


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