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Mom faces jail time for an overgrown yard

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(Housing News) If you’ve been avoiding doing your yard work, this story may have you reconsidering.

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Because of an unkempt yard, one Tennessee mom will be spending time behind bars. You heard that right, because of an unkempt yard. Not identity theft or drunk driving, but an unshaved lawn. WVLT-TV reports that failing to do yard work means a five-day jail term.

The homeowner received a citation from the city this summer because of the messy, overgrown yard, insisting that she must immediately take action. She did not.

“With my husband going to school and working full time, me with my job, with one vehicle, we were trying our best,” she explains. “[The bushes and trees] were overgrown. But that’s certainly not a criminal offense.”

WVLT notes that she has been cited for this very offense before, while her husband was serving overseas in the military…

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