Taking pecan from Georgia sidewalk without permission may be theft

Taking pecan from sidewalk without permission may be theft
Posted at 7:03 AM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 04:26:30-04

DECATUR COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - If you see pecans under a tree you do not own, and you're in Decatur, Georgia, don't think twice about picking them up.

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office says that's considered theft.

Georgia law protects any produce or commodity product produced by farmers.

You must have written permission from tree owners to pick up pecans that have fallen under a tree onto public property like a side walk.

If you get caught taking the pecans, authorities say they'll charge you.

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