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"Phonehenge West" Builder Gets Probation for His Crimes

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Alan Kimble Fahey, the Acton man who innovated his way into a community eyesore dubbed "Phonehenge West," has been ordered to serve five months' probation and perform 63 days of community service.

The ruling came today from Superior Court Judge Daviann Mitchell, according to City News Service. Mitchell also ordered that Fahey pay $50 a month in restitution towards the $83,000 tab for the home's demolition. The demolition process involved four tractor-trailer loads of telephone poles weighing 53 tons and 28 loads of demolition debris weighing 280 tons. Demolition was ordered in June 2011, and began two months later.

Fahey, a retired telephone service techinician, who began working on Phonehenge West in the early 1980s, says he tried to get permits, but was stopped up by the convoluted system and the bureaucracy. It grew to be a 20,000-square-foot labyrinth of a structure and included a 70-foot tower.

One online publication called the structure in their headline "Too beautiful for this world." Prosecutors called it a "fire hazard."

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Fahey has said he has plans to rebuild.