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An Atlanta-area garbage collector must serve 30 days in jail for doing his job too early in the morning.

Prosecution Asks For Maximum Penalty for Garbage Collector

Prosecutor Bill Riley asked for the maximum sentence for sanitation worker Kevin McGill’s violation of an ordinance stating that workers may only pick up trash between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Riley got the sentence he asked for — McGill will spend 30 days in jail for violation of the ordinance.

Fines Do Not Work, Claims Prosecution

McGill picked up trash shortly after 5 a.m. He expressed shock that Riley asked for the maximum penalty. Riley claims that he asked for the harsh sentence because fines are not effective.

The stunned sanitation worker will serve his 30 day sentence on weekends, returning to work during the week.

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