Sunday, August 14, 2005

Florida Man Cited for Sign Code Violation


Florida man painted profanity on house, busted
Derick Cooper, 43, of Hudson, Florida, was busted for painting a message on the side of his house allegedly directed to his 73-year-old terminally ill neighbor, Carol Hastrich. The sign read: "Die you miserable bitch." The irony is that he was not cited for the content of the message. From the St. Petersburg Times:

Deputies told Hastrich's family the message did not violate any laws, her daughter Dea Albertson said Wednesday.

Instead, Cooper was cited for an illegal sign because the wording exceeded the permitted size for a sign in a residential area, Pasco Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Phillips said.

Florida signage

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