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Unusual Piece Of Trash Dumped In Yoder; Residents Frustrated

By: Mekialaya White Email
By: Mekialaya White Email

It's not the kind of trash one expects to see on the side of the road.

Families who live in the Southern Colorado community of Yoder were surprised over the weekend to find a large mobile home on the side of the road, directly in front of their homes.

Jeremy Wheatley says he first noticed it on Saturday afternoon.

"We were coming up from town about 4 p.m. and we see something big and we go, 'WHOA! That's a trailer… someone's moving in.' Then we're like, wait a minute, that's not moving," said Wheatley. "We've seen the occasional trash and recliners and sofas, but this thing takes the cake!"

Since then, the trailer has taken up quite a bit of the roadway and insulation has been blowing into the Wheatleys' yard.

"It's an eyesore and it's really upsetting that people don't take the personal responsibility to dump their trash in the dumpster -- that they pass on their way out here to dump their trash. It's really upsetting," Wheatley told 11 News.

Wheatley says he called authorities as soon as he noticed it, and action has been taken.

County leaders say the unit should be moved within 48 hours.

They also say there was a county road sign that was damaged when the home was dumped near the area. Whoever dropped off the trailer could face a penalty for destroying public property.

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