"Don't put your trash in my backyard"

One St. Joseph woman is tired of someone illegally dumping trash and debris in her yard.

Posted: Aug. 18, 2018 2:42 PM
Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 3:58 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Carolyn Schaaf has been cleaning up her yard for the last four weeks. Someone has been illegally dumping trash and debris in her yard.

"I'm extremely angry because now we have to clean up the mess," Schaaf said.

The fourth dump this week brought in more trash. "Window blinds, pop cans trash cans toilet paper Burger Kings Sacks, a cat food wrapper, cat food cans, and other items too,"Schaaf said.

She spent weeks putting up signs to remind people that this was her property but when that didn't work, she went to near by businesses for help.

They were able to give her surveillance footage. A wall camera caught the culprit the last three times they dumped in her yard. Schaaf says this is one step closer to saving her yard.

"We don't have a license plate but we hope to get it soon."

Schaaf plans on making the culprit take back all of the trash and debris if she catches them so that she wont have to pay for it all to be removed.

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