Hearing a trash truck in the early-morning hours can certainly be annoying, but for one garbage collector, starting too early in an Atlanta suburb cost him 30 days behind bars.
That’s right. Kevin McGill, 48, an Atlanta husband and father of two, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for collecting trash too early for the wealthy residents of Sandy Springs, Ga. Apparently the suburb, located just north of Atlanta, bans trash collection before 7 a.m., and if residents hear trash trucks in their exclusive town—which reportedly includes NBA players and Delta Air Lines executives—they call 911, according to the Daily Mail.
McGill, who had only been working for Waste Management Inc. three months and had violated the ordinance only once, took a guilty-plea deal, and it is unclear if the details of his plea were clearly explained. McGill did not have a lawyer when he entered the agreement. He currently has a lawyer and “has filed a motion to withdraw his plea,” according to the Daily Mail.