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Fahey built a barn and moved in. He traded his motorcycle for a trailer and painted it to look like a rail car. He bartered other possessions for a dump-truck load of rocks and a 60-foot workers' lift. Then he sank 108 utility poles a dozen feet into the hard-packed Antelope Valley ground. Reinforced steel beams came next. A giant tower began creeping skyward. A wing sprouted off the tower. Then another.
But Stonehenge's creators presumably didn't have to worry about building codes.
Los Angeles County code enforcers are now demanding that Fahey's Phonehenge be torn down because of an array of building and fire code violations. The district attorney has charged Fahey with 14 criminal misdemeanor counts of maintenance of un-permitted properties and unlawful use of land, offenses that could carry a sentence of up to seven years in prison. Fahey has refused to settle the case, and a jury trial is set to begin Thursday in Lancaster.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by neOrevolutionist
Hopefully the Jury will remember that it's not only their job to determine whether or not said person broke any laws, but to also interpret the law and it's necessity as applied to this specific case.. in other words, declare he did indeed break building codes, but the building codes don't apply, so not guilty.
So I doubt it.
Los Angeles County code enforcers are now demanding that Fahey's Phonehenge be torn down because of an array of building and fire code violations.