A man who lived in a greenhouse for nearly two years and used it to cook his meals is facing criminal charges after he was caught with almost 300 grams of greenhouse gases.
The 41-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he had been working in the greenhouse as a delivery man for a company for the past four years and was using it to make meals for his family.
“I was using this for my family because it was good for them and I was paying for it myself,” he said.
But the man, a former delivery man, had not paid for it himself.
He said he was paid $1.60 a day for using the greenhouse to cook meals, and the greenhouse was worth $1,200.
Mr Green was jailed for two years on Wednesday.
His family, who are in shock, said they were devastated by the charges.
In a statement, the family said: “Our family is devastated to learn that this man has been found guilty of a serious criminal offence.
The man was originally charged with failing to provide a valid certificate of occupancy.”
Our families’ safety is our first priority, and we ask for privacy at this difficult time.”
The man was originally charged with failing to provide a valid certificate of occupancy.
He was released on bail until November 26.