Woman Messy Yard

January 13, 2012 by staff 

Woman Messy YardWoman Messy Yard, A Mount Pleasant woman jailed for having a messy yard is getting a helping hand.  The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( ) 53-year-old Linda Ruggles was released from jail Thursday after serving six days of a 10-day sentence. She was jailed after she failed to pay a fine last year for having a messy yard.

On Thursday a contractor who read about her plight offered to fix her leaking roof for free. Landscapers offered to clean her yard and others asked about making home repairs.

Ruggles is a photographer who has been struggling because of the recession.

She said she had no money to pay the $480 ticket and was using all her money to keep her home from foreclosure.

Information from: The Post and Courier,

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