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Texas man thrown in jail for weeks because his lawn was overgrown

07.04.2015  |  01:22
Texas man thrown in jail for weeks because his lawn was overgrown

Rick Yoes is the campus electrician for Tarrant County College and usually works from before sun-up to after sun-down.

Rick Yoes is the campus electrician for Tarrant County College and usually works from before sun-up to after sun-down.

In September of last year, he and his daughter had been hard at work and were unable to cut the lawn on their Grand Prairie home. The local government then claimed that because Yoes could not mow his lawn, he now owed them $1,700 for his grass that achieved a height of over six inches.

A warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest and police were dispatched to keep us safe from the dangers of this man's lawn. Yoes turned himself in on Saturday.

Unable to pay the fine, Yoes was forced to use up all of his vacation days and find a replacement for his position as he serves out his 17 day sentence in the county jail - to pay his debt to society.

"Yes, we should have been more on top of it, but we were so busy with work, and when we got a warning from the city we handled it," Angle Yoes, Rick's daughter told the Fresno People's Media.

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