City Tells Dad to Take Down Cardboard Castle in Front Yard
Jeremy Trentelman of Ogden, Utah put in his application for 'Father of the Year' when he made a huge castle made out of cardboard for his two children in his front yard. The city is now asking him to tear it down stating that it violates a city code about junk.
But while he was mad for about an hour, Trentelman said that soon "the ridiculousness of it all just kind of dawned on me, and it was just laughter [from there]."
Had he not received the letter, he was planning on taking the castle down soon anyway. But after receiving it, he now plans to keep it up until just before the penalty.
"It was a great project for all of us to build, and now it's just [fun] watching them play in it, and watching their imagination run wild is just fantastic," Trentelman said.