City Threatens Terminally-Ill Woman With Jail Time Over Sandy Yard (Video)

| by Dominic Kelly

An elderly Missouri woman with only months to live received a threatening letter saying that if she didn’t clean the sand from her yard within 10 days, she’d likely face jail time or a $1,000 fine.

According to reports, Kansas City, Missouri, resident Georgianna Reid has lived in her home for 33 years, and three years ago, she decided to fill her lawn with sand.

“I would say I'm putting in the largest litter box in the world,” Reid told KSHB of her choice to fill the yard with sand (video below). “I called the city, I asked permission, not once but twice.”

Even though Reid has been happy with her yard, her neighbors seem to believe it’s an eyesore. Many have reported it to the city, and some say it’s more than just ugly; the sand reportedly falls onto the street when the area gets bad weather.

“I think the house looks revolting with all that stuff out there,” neighbor Edwin Bisby told KSHB. “It's not a beachfront.”

Now, city officials are telling Reid that if she doesn’t remove the sand within 10 days, she could face 180 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. Due to the seriousness of the threat from the city, Reid has decided to pay to have the sand removed. The woman’s friends worry that if she doesn’t get rid of it, she’ll die in jail, as she currently only has six months to live.

“I will take the sand out of the yard,” Reid announced, “but I'm going to an asphalt yard because I'm still not gonna mow.”

Sources: Daily Mail, KSHB

Photo Source: Daily Mail