Charges Dropped Against Ohio Park Mower

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sandusky, Ohio (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against an Ohio man arrested while mowing the lawn at a public park, but the case could sprout up again.

The prosecutor's office in Sandusky says officials will review the available materials and may then consider criminal charges against 48-year-old John Hamilton.

He had pleaded not guilty to counts of obstructing official business and disorderly conduct filed after his May 28 arrest.

Hamilton said the park's grass was unkempt and he wanted to make it look better.

A police report noted the grass was more than a foot high.

But authorities said Hamilton's mower was spewing grass and trash onto sidewalks and said he refused an order to stop.

Prosecutor Lynne Gast-King says police instructions need to be heeded.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Jon Location: Washington on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM
    What a worthless charge, leave the guy alone he's just trying to help.
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