Felony? Barred from gun ownership for life. Because of releasing mylar helium balloons. Yep, we’ve got to enforce the gun laws already on the books.
wtf?? environmental crime??
Brasfield was charged with polluting to harm humans, animals, plants, etc. under the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act.
polluting to harm humans? don't you have to show the harm before charging someone with the act? doesn't there have to be actual harm?
“Man arrested for releasing helium balloon with his girlfriend”
Did she have a good flight?
Hello? I’ve been calling for balloon registration for years. Maybe now people will wake up to the dangers...
I once released some helium balloons after a party and was later told I should not have done that as it was restricted airspace (general aviation airport just up the street).
This is a crime but threatening at a voting place was not? (Black Panthers)
Military-style assault balloons have no legitimate sporting purpose.
Another power hungry midget megalomaniac with a badge. This arrest should serve as disqualification to wear a badge. I doubt it though.
What about all the balloons released during sporting events? Football games in Florida, half time shows, the Daytona 500? How come all the promoters there were not arrested?
This reminds me of my husband’s littering citation. For years the game department was gunning for him, granted he had some crazy friends but he never broke the rules.
His friends had gone up before him and put a note in a wine bottle by a gate telling where camp was, since others were still to come my husband read the note and put it back. Yep, he got littering ticket. He paid that one, it was 10 bucks.
Then there was a time when we were fishing and didn’t think anything of the date, well the old license ended on Sat and the new one began on Sun, we just brought our new licenses though we had old ones, yep, he got a ticket, the magistrate in that county was furious and it was dismissed.
Then there was the time when the same guy went to their camp when only the children were there and made them allow him to search the whole camp. He decided the beard on the turky they had killed was too short and cited my husband and the guy who had shot the turkey but not the rich guy who was with them. He confiscated their guns and it was a good thing they were in the rich guy’s vehicle.
They went to court, the judge dismissed the charges and told the ranger to give them back their guns, I don’t remember what my husband said but it even made the judge laugh and the ranger was about to explode, he finally decided to leave my husband alone.
Every frog in the pot is going to be made a felon if they dare to jump out, so might as well lose your virginity and jump.
He needs to take this to court and demand the prosecutor produce the evidence. I’m pretty sure the balloons went quite far and were not recovered.
Yet another load of horse sh*t from yet another over-zealous cop.
Don’t these morons have anything valuable to do with their time?
Good thing Nena doesn’t live in Dania.
This will not be tolerated! Laws banning balloons must be drawn up now!