Outrageous You Won't Believe Why This Garbage Man Was Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail
What a load of garbage!
A Georgia sanitation worker has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for picking up trash too early in the morning.
The city of Sandy Springs says that Kevin McGill, 48, violated a city ordinance that limits trash pickup between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., a rule intended to keep workers from waking residents in the wealthy Atlanta suburb.
McGill, a family man who had only been on the job for three months, was cited for picking up trash just after 5 a.m. one morning.
McGill didn't have an attorney with him at the sentencing and was given the maximum punishment: 30 days in jail.
He began serving his time last weekend and will do so this weekend and for 13 more.
Chief prosecutor Bill Riley said that workers picking up waste too early in the morning has been a recurring problem in Sandy Springs.
"Fines don’t seem to work,” Riley told WSB-TV. “The only thing that seems to stop the activity is actually going to jail.”
McGill's new attorney has filed a motion to withdraw her client's guilty plea and seek a lesser sentence.
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