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Janitor sees grimy side of crime

September 07, 2010
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ELGIN, IL — For the past six years, Alfredo Garcia has done his part to help clean up the city, one jail cell at a time, according to The Courier News.
As a janitor for the Elgin Police Department, he has been witness to some of the very worst displays of human behavior, and sometimes having to endure taunts and insults from the very people he is assigned to clean up after, the article stated.
"Some people try and give me a hard time. They make a little ball out of the toilet paper and throw it on the floor, or make it wet and throw it on the ceiling," Garcia said. "It''s no big deal — I just run it over with a vacuum, and it''s gone in two minutes."
Garcia said sometimes conditions inside a jail cell can be so bad that he is required to put on protective hazardous-materials clothing before getting started.
It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to clean a jail cell, which can include washing down the walls and spraying disinfectant, the article noted.
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