Turtle Creek, PA: Police Barge into Home, Make Arrest over Length of Grass (Video)

6/21/13 – TURTLE CREEK, PA — Police came barging into a woman’s home because they wanted to arrest the owner for the length of her lawn. A tenant, Robyn Ruckman, recorded the encounter. As she answered the door, police treated her rudely and started making demands. She told them her name but that wasn’t good enough. They wanted her to produce ID.


After asking them to stay outside, police and health inspectors barged into her home.

“You know, I don’t even see a nametag,” Ruckman told the officer.

“I don’t give a sh*t what you see. Go get your ID. You see that?! It says POLICE.”

Police were performing a 12-hour roundup of the town’s offenders, including the horrendous crimes of having uncut grass. The Lawn Nazis took care of business that day, and the streets were safe once again. Robyn Ruckman got off easy that day, as she was not the landlord. It was the owner of the long grass that was to be put behind bars.


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  • Rich Cream

    “always need to keep the person in sight. shame on us if they come back with a shotgun”.

    Well, that wasn’t the person you were looking for, so what you said applies to anyone at all?

  • fred

    taliban can hide in tall grass.

  • Sean McCloy

    I always treat everyone as if they are armed and dangerous. That means I am polite to them.

  • 1blueadept2

    was her name on the warrant? if not this was breaking and entering by the cops