Man arrested for cutting grass

June 1, 2009 4:21:49 AM PDT
An Ohio man arrested for mowing unkempt grass at a public park says he just wanted to make his city look nice.

John Hamilton said he took control of the situation because the grass in Sandusky's Central Park was about a foot high.

According to a police report, a witness said Hamilton was blowing grass onto the sidewalk and shredding trash in the park that had not been picked up.

Police said they arrested Hamilton after he refused to stop mowing and charged him with obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

City Manager Matt Kline called the arrest unfortunate and said he understands Hamilton's frustration.

Kline said budget cuts have left Sandusky understaffed for seasonal maintenance work.

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