(NEWSER) – Kids who won't do yardwork might get detention; a Lenoir City, Tenn., woman got jail time instead.
After Karen Holloway ignored multiple citations for code violations, including multiple bushes, she was sentenced to five days in jail. A judge reduced that to six hours, which she served on Tuesday, but refused her request to do community service instead of jail time. "It's not right," she tells WVLT. "Why would you put me in jail with child molesters, and people who've done real crimes, because I haven't maintained my yard."
Holloway, who has two children at home, says family problems have prevented her from dealing with the home with the messy yard, which the family bought in 2000 to renovate but doesn't live in.