Up on the Roof


A Jackson, Minnesota, judge sentenced Andrew Espey to 90 days in jail, 60 with good behavior, and fined him more than $2,000 for shingling his roof after he discovered a leak. State law requires old shingles to be removed, and Espey ignored a building inspector's stop-work order and placed new shingles over the old ones on his roof. The jail released Espey after 17 days for medical reasons, and the judge reduced the 73-day balance of his sentence to 30 to be served on a home monitor or three days at a time in the jail.