Business pitches in to help man clear 1,500 illegally dumped tires off his property

Three men arrested in connection to the crime

PLANT CITY, Fla. - ABC Action News is taking action for a Plant City man. He's now breathing a sigh of relief, after good Samaritans helped him clean a big mess on his property.

Sheriff's deputies say three men illegally dumped more than 1,000 tires there.

Property owner John Moseley was frustrated last week, after someone illegally dumped mountains of tires on his 200-acre property, on Henry George Road.  He found them after checking on a cut in his barbed-wire fence.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say they caught three men dumping the tires and arrested them. But, Moseley still had the giant task of cleaning it all up. Moseley said, "I knew there was no way I was going to get that many tires out, let alone get rid of them.  I can only take twelve tires up to the county dump a year."

He initially reached out to Hillsborough County for help, but authorities say they are not responsible for anything dumped on private property.  But Hillsborough County Code Enforcement did haul off more than 700 pounds of trash from the road a couple days ago.

After seeing Moseley's plea for help on ABC Action News, workers from Tires Plus reached out to him. A crew came to get rid of the piles, hauling them away to be recycled. Jeremy Persinger is the VP of Sales and Marketing for Tires Plus.  Persinger said, "Tires like these can be used in playgrounds. We actually use them in sidewalks from our new stores that we build."

Tires Plus workers aren't just picking up the tires, but also the $7,500 dollar tab to pay for it. Moseley said, "This just like one of those TV shows where they do that home makeover. Where people just show up and totally redo something for somebody and that's exactly how I feel."

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