The Georgia Supreme Court is facing a rather odd legal question: is a land mower a motor vehicle or lawn device? The answer to that question has considerable importance to Franklin Lloyd Harris who received a 10-year sentence for stealing a lawn mower from Home Depot.
Harris swiped a Toro riding mower in 2006. He is a repeat offender, though this appears his first venture into hot garden machines.
The case turns on the definition of “motor vehicles” which is anything but clear under Georgia law. As Toro advertises, prosecutors insists you can “count on it”
This is not the first case on the meaning of a motor vehicle. Kile Wygle charged recently with a vehicular offense for crashing his motorized bar stool.
A New Zealand man was arrested for DUI on his lawn mower.
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