Police intervene in leaf dispute

SANDUSKY You know what they say: One man's leaves are another man's trash.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



You know what they say: One man’s leaves are another man’s trash.

Eric Cullen, 48, a Sandusky resident who lives on the 1400 block of Prospect St,, called police angrily at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday to report city employees were putting trash on his front lawn.

Officer Melvin Burns Jr. responded to the scene and found that a street department foreman, Arthur Straub, was using a front-end loader to push leaves from the street to the edge of Cullen’s front yard. Straub explained the leaves were a traffic hazard.

Cullen told Burns he did not want the leaves in his yard because they were killing the grass. He threatened to put them back on the street and was warned he could be arrested if he did so. The officer remained at the scene until the leaves were out of the street. No one was cited.