Friday, July 27, 2012

Oregon Man Sentenced to Thirty (30) Days in Jail for Catching Rainwater on His Property

If you're a criminal banker or killer, you can usually escape justice in our world these days and in many cases even avoid jail time. However, if you catch rainwater, you might get a jail sentence just like this man in Eagle Point, Oregon.

A rural Eagle Point man was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for filling what state water managers have called three illegal reservoirs on his property.

Gary Harrington was also fined more than $1,500 for nine misdemeanor convictions for filling his reservoirs with rain and snow runoff that the state says is owned by the Medford Water Commission. He was given two weeks to report to the Jackson County Jail to begin serving his sentence.

Source: Mail Tribune

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