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Brandon man charged after garbage dumped on yard out of spite, police say

Garbage bags are seen piled in this file photo. Police in Brandon have charged a man with mischief after they say he unloaded garbage on another man's yard Sunday. Police say the accused was upset with the homeowners for not hiring him. Getty Images

Police in Brandon, Man., have charged a man with mischief after they say he dumped garbage on another man’s lawn in retribution for being passed over for a  job.

Officers were called to a home on Hazelwood Crescent Sunday where they say a man had driven his vehicle onto a yard.

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After backing over some hedges, police say the driver then dumped a load of trash onto the victim’s yard.

A 59-year-old man was arrested Monday.

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In a release Tuesday, police said their investigation revealed the accused was upset at the homeowners for not hiring him.

The man has been charged with mischief to property under $5,000.

He has since been released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 16.

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