Florida man arrested, charged with felony for pruning bushes

(Pinellas County Jail)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – The Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court filed felony criminal mischief charges against 53-year-old St. Pete tradesman Daniel Majewski for “willfully and maliciously” damaging public property in excess of $1000.

His crime? Trimming shrubbery for a homeowner to give her a better view of the water.

An affidavit states Majewski pruned 14 bushes from tree line shrubbery, cutting them down from 5 feet 6 inches to 2 feet, causing $1,000 worth of damage.

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Majewski reportedly works as a tradesman and admitted to cutting down the bushes in order to create a direct line of sight to the water, at the request of a homeowner nearby.

He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and released on a $2,000 bond.

He faces a felony criminal mischief charge, which could potentially result in significant prison time.

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