Illegal Dump Of Quarter Million Tires Visible From Space

Cops in Columbia, SC charged George Fontella Brown, 39, with running an audacious scheme to dump over 250,000 tires on 50 acres belonging to a New York couple.

The mound was photographed by satellites orbiting Earth.

Litter control officer Boyce Till says the 'crime' carries a maximum penalty of $475 ticket for littering.

Oddly tire dumping has historically been a problem in Calhoun County. Locals claim, as monstrous as this pile is, larger ones have been blown up in the past.  But finding them was tougher they say because it was before satellites got up there.