A Fine Mess: Cluttered Yard Leads to Jail for South Carolina Woman

January 13, 2012 Updated Jan 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM EDT

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A Fine Mess: Cluttered Yard Leads to Jail for South Carolina Woman

January 13, 2012 Updated Jan 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM EDT

According to the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier, a 53-year-old South Carolina woman recently spent six days in jail because she was unable to pay a $480 citation levied by the city of Mount Pleasant in late 2010 after her neighbors complained about the messy and cluttered condition of her yard and property.

According to The Post and Courier report, the woman told city officials she didn't pay the fine because she was attempting to save her home from foreclosure and using her funds toward that effort.

Read The Post and Courier story HERE.