Officer marches into woman’s home and yells at her to wake up because her grass is too long

Officer marches into woman’s home and yells at her to wake up because her grass is too long

By Daily Mail Reporter

| UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 9 July 2012

A woman got the shock of her life when she woke up to find a stranger in her bedroom, yelling at her to wake up because her grass was too long.

Erica Masters was asleep when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell entered her Martinez, Georgia, home without permission to serve a violation notice for her overgrown lawn.

After knocking on the woman’s door a few times, Vowell let himself and made his way into her bedroom, which was captured on surveillance video.

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shocked: Erica Masters was asleep when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell entered her Martinez, Georgia, home without permissionShocked: Erica Masters was asleep when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell entered her Martinez, Georgia, home without permission

Stranger: Vowell made his way into the woman's bedroom and yelled at her to wake up Stranger: Vowell made his way into the woman’s bedroom and yelled at her to wake up

‘He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom. And yelled at me to wake me up, to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice,’ Masters told WJBF.COM.

‘I woke up, I didn’t have my glasses on or my contacts in and all I see is this big burly figure standing in my doorway. A big, huge guy with a grey shirt. It scared the mess out of me.’

Masters has now pressed charges against Vowell and the county. ‘I’m really just not comfortable with where I am right now, so I’ve decided to press charges. At least to put my mind at ease. And to hopefully help keep other Columbia County citizens a little bit safer as well.’ she said. 

But Vowell, who has been placed on administrative leave, will not face criminal charges, it has been revealed.

Intruder: After knocking on the woman's door a few times, Vowell let himself inIntruder: After knocking on the woman’s door a few times, Vowell let himself in

Rude awakening: The woman was forced to wake up from her slumber to sign the violation noticeRude awakening: The woman was forced to wake up from her slumber to sign the violation notice

Location: Masters' home in Martinez, Georgia, where the incident took placeLocation: Masters’ home in Martinez, Georgia, where the incident took place

It is not yet known whether he will return to work.

Code Compliance Officers cannot enter homes without permission unless there are extenuating circumstances, and Masters feels her privacy has been violated.

Vowell had been serving an order because Masters’ grass was longer than 12 inches, which the woman says she will change.

‘I do understand that my yard needs to be cut. I understand that. I have no problem with that. I understand them having to serve a violation notice, but the way they handled it was completely unacceptable,’ she said.

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COMMENT:
Well…..this Civil Servant is lucky to be alive. If he had met the wrong person,he would be leaving feet first, and no jury would convict the resident. aka WHO the hell would enter a house to serve a frivolous ticket, this person has sh*t for brains. NOTE :CLICK on link to view video.
However, as usual , Gov’t cover up for their own, maybe this clown will  get a slap on wrist..back to my THEM versus US  premise.
One seriously wonders if Gov’t attracts idiots, or screens people so that incompetents only need apply.
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