A Michigan woman faces a misdemeanor charge and potential jail time for planting a vegetable garden in her front yard. Julie Bass apparently ran afoul of the city of Oak Park's codes, which decree that "a front yard has to have suitable, live, plant material."
While garden definitely contains live plants, it apparently falls short in the "suitable" category. The city planner told the local news station, "That's not what we want to see in a front yard." City code enforcers first issued a warning, then a ticket, and now Bass has been charged with a misdemeanor, which could bring a sentence of up to 93 days in jail. Here's the news report:
Video: Woman Faces 93 Days in Jail for Planting Vegetable Garden