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Only in America: Jailed for an unsightly lawn

A woman is jailed for failing to mow her lawn — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Tennessee homeowner was jailed for failing to mow her lawn. Karen Holloway spent five hours behind bars for violating local lawn-maintenance laws. "The bushes and trees were overgrown, but that's not a criminal offense," she said, adding that she and her husband were busy with their jobs. "Why would you put me in jail with child molesters and people who have done real crimes?"