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Only in America: Extreme makeover: Illegal edition

A Minnesota man is arrested for doing a subpar job repairing his home's stucco exterior — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Minnesota man was jailed because he failed to complete the siding on his house. Mitch Faber says he spent $12,000 bringing his home's stucco exterior in line with zoning laws, but officials declared the work unsatisfactory and he was arrested and jailed for two days. "I had to shower in front of a sheriff," Faber says, and "my wrists were handcuffed to my waist — for siding."