View Full Version : 86 year old woman fined 1.8 million dollars for refusing to cut her lawn

12-07-2005, 02:48 PM

For 22 years, village officials say they pleaded with Hattie Siegel, 83, to clean up her yard because, in the words of Mayor Jim Humpage (JHumpage@tequesta.org), over time it had become so overgrown with vegetation it had become an eyesore and a harbor for rats and snakes.

For five years officials levied a fine of $1,000 a day against Siegel, hoping to convince her to comply with village codes requiring a better-kept lawn. Eventually, the infraction totaled nearly $1.8 million, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

read the whole article it's pretty crazy

12-07-2005, 04:46 PM
$1,000 a day. Wow

12-07-2005, 05:07 PM
I'll cut it for her for half that price!

12-07-2005, 05:32 PM
all she had to do was pay some kid 50 bucks and he would have cleaned it up...lol

12-07-2005, 05:57 PM
That's actually pretty funny!

12-07-2005, 06:14 PM
Well I think taking everything she has is a bit steep, but what a ***** she is for not giving a **** about anyone else that lives near by.

Chances are they wouldn't have enforced the fines had she simply cleared out the vegetation within the 10 years they had asked her. Some people just dont give a crap about what anyone else thinks until they have to pay for it.