SANDY SPRINGS, GA – A Georgia sanitation worker received a 30 day jail sentence after he was found guilty of picking up trash too early in the morning. Kevin McGill violated a Sandy Springs city ordinance which limits the collection of garbage between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The rule was instituted when wealthy people in the neighborhood complained about being woken up too early.
McGill, who has been working on the job for about three months was cited for picking up garbage at 5 a.m. He began serving his sentence last week, and the 30 days is the maximum punishment for the crime.
From Fox News:
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.