City says Huntsville couple can't live 'off the grid'

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A Huntsville man joined the military to fight for our rights, but now he says his own rights are being threatened. 

Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend Soraya Hamar are currently living within city limits but without city utilities. 

Huntsville officials said that's not allowed. The city filed a lawsuit against Truitt and Hamar, calling their self-sufficient lifestyle unsafe. 

The couple says they'd rather be arrested than leave their land. 

"We live out here off the grid, 100 percent self-sustaining," Truitt said. "So I basically made all my utilities: I have my solar panels, I have my rainwater collection and stuff."

The city doesn't see that as a good thing.

"They say our house is a trailer, which is not allowed in city limits," Truitt said.

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