CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Residents in a Charlotte County neighborhood say they're tired of people illegally disposing of their trash there.
Deputies arrested a Punta Gorda man after they say he dumped a huge pile of trash of household debris in a vacant lot.
The signs are up warning folks that littering and dumping your trash here is illegal. But Deep Creek resident Lori Reynolds says, people don't seem to care.
"You'll find anything from landscape material to building material, there's been abandoned cars down there, there will be couches toilets," she says.
Deputies say Matthew Wolfe recently dumped a pile of household debris in a vacant lot under power lines on Highlands Road.
Wolfe told them he had cleaned out his garage and did not want to leave the trash at the end of his driveway. Reports say, he was concerned what his neighbors would say so he decided to drop it at a spot he knew was used for just that.
"I don't know what the big thing is about driving a couple of miles to dump it," Reynolds adds.
Reynolds says she wants people to keep their trash to themselves and out of her neighborhood.
"You try to walk your dogs and you've got you know construction equipment and boards with nails coming out of it and some of the debris is big," she adds.
According to reports, Wolfe told deptuies he planned to eventually pick up the trash and dispose of it legally.