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Tina Asmus Can Use Toilet Planters In Her Yard, Judge Rules

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A McHenry County woman is celebrating this week after a judge ruled that the toilets she uses as planters in her front yard are not a violation of the town's public nuisance ordinance.

Tina Asmus, of Lakemoor, Illinois, was fined $25 last year after police said she violated a town ordinance, according to the Northwest Herald.

Asmus, who said the ticket likely stemmed from a few unhappy neighbors, fought the ticket.

"They don't like it," Asmus told the paper last year. "They have an issue with it. It apparently makes me beneath them to have my potty planters in my yard...it's just a couple neighbors, it's not everybody."

At a Wednesday hearing, McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell said the planters didn't appeal to him--but that the ordinance was misapplied, the Associated Press reports.

The ordinance was actually aimed at junk cars and unauthorized scrap metal recycling yards.

Asmus' lawyer said that if neighbors don't like it, that's their problem.

"I feel like they have given my freedom back," Asmus told the Northwest Herald.

WATCH Asmus discuss her potty planter problems here: