Nanny State

Woman Faces Jail for Turning Tires into Planters

Concerns about property values, attracting mosquitoes


SUGAR CREEK, MO (KCTV) - A Sugar Creek woman says she is willing to go to jail over her recycling project.

Toni Shelton, who prefers to be called Toni Bones, has repainted old tires and turned them into planters.

"I was just really interested in recycling and I'm really big on self-sufficiency," she said.

But others consider the tires trash that could attract mosquitos and create other issues. So municipal leaders issued her a warning.

"They just said they needed to go," Shelton said. "I told them I was going to be using them for planters in the spring and they informed me it wasn't allowed."