Hanging Toilets Cause a Stink in Colorado Neighborhood

By ABC News

Mar 18, 2014 12:41pm

A Colorado homeowner took the plunge when it came to the toilets hanging in her neighbor’s tree, calling the local code enforcement department to have them removed.

El Paso County, Colo., resident Angela Johnson reported her neighbors to code enforcement officers last week when the two toilets and a sink hanging in a tree in her neighbors’  front yard got to be too much.

“I did the right thing,” Johnson told ABC News affiliate KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs. “I feel great.”

The homeowners, who asked to remain anonymous, told KRDO the household items were installed in the tree as art and that the two toilets would later be used as a bird feeder.

County Code Enforcement Officer Gayle Jackson disagreed, telling the homeowners the unusual décor was a violation of the county’s rubbish ordinance.

“I’ve never seen anything in a tree,” Jackson told KRDO. “This, I have to say, after 14 years, is a first.”

If the homeowners fail to respond to the violation notice in 10 days, their case will go to the county’s Board of Commissioners and then, possibly, land in court.

The homeowner told KRDO he would be willing to remove the toilets from the tree, but said he would like to keep them on his property.

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