Ramona Morales, who turns 80 in May, technically has a criminal record. Her offense? One of her renters kept chickens.
"Beautiful chickens. Beautiful roosters they were," Morales says walking in the backyard of the modest ranch home she rents out in the Coachella Valley city of Indio, Calif.
Beautiful, but annoying to some neighbors and against the Indio's municipal code on keeping farm animals in a residential area.
And violating that code comes with a price. The price for Morales: $6,000.