Man jailed for brown lawn

October 15, 2008 4:39:05 PM PDT
A brown lawn has earned a St. Petersburg, Florida, home owner some jail time. Sixty-six-year-old Joe Prudente said he had to pay his mortgage and couldn't afford new sod. His homeowners' association issued him a $1,000 fine and filed a lawsuit.

When he failed to show up for court, he was arrested and jailed for two days.

Area residents pitched in and donated new sod for his yard. But he still owes the association the $1,000.