March 22, 2012
A Minnesota man was arrested and thrown in jail — all because city officials said he had not properly put up siding on his house.
Officials in Burnsville, Minn. cited Mitch Faber with “having an unfinished exterior” when, nearly four years after he started it, his home’s stucco project was not complete, Fox News reported.
Faber told Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV he always intended to finish the project, but that he ran into financial trouble when the economy took a turn.
His first encounter with the city happened in 2007 when he got a letter saying the siding needed to be finished.