Garbage collector gets 30 days jail for picking up trash from homes too early in the morningBy Mason White 6:36 PM March 5, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A garbage collector in Georgia, was shocked to receive a 30-day jail sentence for picking up trash too early in the morning.
Kevin McGill of Sandy Springs, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating an ordinance, which states that workers can only pick up trash between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
McGill was caught picking up trash just after 5:00 a.m. McGill said that he could not believe when the prosecutor asked the judge for the maximum penalty.
The prosecutor, Bill Riley, made no apologies for asking for the maximum sentence. Riley said that these days, fines do not work.
McGill had been in the job for three months before running into trouble. Now, he will spend the next 14 weekends in jail, as he works during the week.