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Utah Dad's Front-Yard Fort for Kids Causes Controversy

The neighborhood kids in Ogden, Utah, are about to have a lawn sit-in to protest the removal of one fantastic, front-yard fort. Well, not really, but they should, after one dad's cardboard castle is getting the boot by city officials, according to the TODAY Show.

City code enforcement sent 36-year-old father of two Jeremy Trentelman a letter warning that the front-yard fort he made of cardboard must be taken down because it violates building codes stating that there be no "waste material or junk in the yard." Cardboard forts make that list, even if they have multiple rooms, a TV, trampoline and slide.

The city of Ogden has given the fort father 15 days to take it down or face a $125 fee.

In response to the city's letter, Trentelman writes, "ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDIN ME!!!?!" in a post on his Facebook page. "'Waste materials or junk' it says ... what about totally awesome fun zone ... what a joke!!!"

Trentelman invites the neighborhood kids to play along in the cardboard castle with his own brood, 2-year-old daughter Story and 3-year-old son Max. The three of them, along with mom Dee, worked on the project together, as reported by Metro.

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