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Central Florida Man Again Sent To Prison For Stockpiling Junk
AP ^ | 2/1/05

Posted on 02/01/2005 1:37:57 PM PST by ambrose

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Central Fla. Man Again Sent To Prison For Stockpiling Junk

POSTED: 10:29 am EST January 31,

2005

UPDATED: 12:19 pm EST February 1,

2005

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The man known as Seminole County's "most annoying neighbor" is heading back behind bars, according to Local 6 News.

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Alan Davis, 49, gained national attention for spreading junk across his front yard, including a giant statue of a human buttock.

Davis accumulated more than 10 year's worth of what officials call junk. He had airplane parts, broken-down cars and fiberglass in his yard. Neighbors have complained about Davis and the piles of junk and rats in his yard for more than 10 years, according to Local 6 News.

Davis, 49, had been placed on house arrest in September after serving nearly a year in prison for illegal dumping and creating and maintaining a public nuisance.

On Monday, a judge sentenced Davis to three years in prison for violations of his house arrest, including failing to return home from work on time and keeping part of a World War II fighter plane in his yard.

"Mr. Davis is marching to the beat of his own drum at all times," the judge said.

Davis, a mechanic and welder, claims he's the victim of a government conspiracy and that he's merely fighting to protect his property rights. He was an artist, he insisted, and the pieces of junk were his supplies.

But neighbors and officials said Davis' lawn is an eyesore and he's flaunted the law for years. Once, when a judge ordered him to move the trash, he put it on his roof.

Monday, the Department of Corrections said Davis violated his probation when he failed to return home at the time designated by his probation officer on two separate occasions.

"I sent him a message though the monitoring company to go home now," Department of Corrections official Lisa Farr said in court. "I then called his residence. He had a voice privacy thing. His wife answered and she said at that time that she didn't know where he was at, but she would find him."

In the hallway outside the courtroom, his wife, Aileen Davis, said, "This is crazy. This is a victimless crime."

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TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: artist; firstamendment; govwatch; judicialtyranny; libertarian; libertarians; norights; propertyrights

1 posted on 02/01/2005 1:37:57 PM PST by ambrose
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To: ambrose
Once, when a judge ordered him to move the trash, he put it on his roof.

LOL

2 posted on 02/01/2005 1:43:41 PM PST by Jaded (Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain)
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To: ambrose

Well, the Orlando area is filled with "trashy" people...


3 posted on 02/01/2005 1:44:13 PM PST by Clemenza (I Am Here to Chew Bubblegum and Kick Ass, and I'm ALL OUT OF BUBBLEGUM!)
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To: ambrose

He be stupid. Or he loved jail the first time.


4 posted on 02/01/2005 1:44:25 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: ambrose
Aileen Davis, said, "This is crazy. This is a victimless crime."

Not if you live near him.

5 posted on 02/01/2005 1:44:48 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: ambrose

He's now going to jail for parole violations, not the junk. I have no sympathy for that.

He should have known he doesn't own his own "property" to begin with.


6 posted on 02/01/2005 1:45:08 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Prepare for Fierce Allegiance day, Feb 9th.)
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To: ambrose
He was an artist, he insisted, and the pieces of junk were his supplies.

Gotta remember that when Mrs ladtx tells me to clean out the garage.

7 posted on 02/01/2005 1:46:38 PM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: ambrose
... gained national attention for spreading junk across his front yard, including a giant statue of a human buttock.

Slam dunk defense: It was part of a float to be paraded during Gay Pride Week.

8 posted on 02/01/2005 1:47:15 PM PST by catpuppy
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To: ambrose

While he's jailed, send City workers to the house and clean up all the junk, dispose of it, then bill him (put a lein on his house, attach his paycheck) for it. And if he gets out and starts up again, do it again.


9 posted on 02/01/2005 1:47:53 PM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: PBS for White Trash)
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To: Junior

Giant buttocks in the yard ping!


10 posted on 02/01/2005 1:49:01 PM PST by cjshapi
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To: ambrose
keeping part of a World War II fighter plane in his yard.

Nice touch.

11 posted on 02/01/2005 1:49:13 PM PST by stainlessbanner (Don't mess with old guys wearing overhauls.)
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To: ambrose
"But neighbors and officials said Davis' lawn is an eyesore and he's flaunted the law..."

No, he's flouted the law. The judge is going to flaunt the law to Davis.

I wonder what sort of WWII fighter he has in his yard. That would make great playground equipment.

12 posted on 02/01/2005 1:51:55 PM PST by Jason_b
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Right. He owns a bundle of rights to the property not the property itself. So it is with the rest of us. When I bought my house I was really buying a bundle of rights. These concepts are taught in basic real estate courses.

Grown men who think they can do things this way have not progressed past the stage of little children fighting over a marble.

13 posted on 02/01/2005 1:55:55 PM PST by Jason_b
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To: Clemenza

Hey! I grew up in Orlando. (not that I'm denying the validity of your statement)


14 posted on 02/01/2005 2:02:26 PM PST by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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To: ambrose

"Mr. Davis is marching to the beat of his own drum at all times," the judge said."

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

I used to collect pre war cars in the early 1970s after American Graffitti came out. I had a 1935 Plymouth Coupe and I was looking for body parts. In my area there were a lot of packrat junk dealers who dealt in old car parts. To find them you had to be involved with secretive collectors and you had to prove to them that you had a car and you were a serious restorer.

I got a lead on a guy in Duncan BC who owned a shed on the Island Highway and paid him a visit. He not only had rafters of body parts for my make he had gaskets, piston rings and ignition parts for every American car going back to Model T's in their original packaging.

His prices were ridiculous. $2.00 for a head gasket that would cost you $500.00 in travel expences to buy at a big US swap meet.

Today's eccentric junk dealer is tomorrow's archeologist.


15 posted on 02/01/2005 2:03:07 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: floriduh voter; cyn; amdgmary; Ohioan from Florida; pc93

series


16 posted on 02/01/2005 2:04:08 PM PST by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: Jason_b

I don't think anyone owns any real property anywhere in this country. Thanks to property taxes, we are merely just renting from the government.


17 posted on 02/01/2005 2:05:02 PM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: ambrose

Wel, guess I better get home and shovel out my yard.


18 posted on 02/01/2005 2:06:50 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: ambrose

He violated his probation by not returning home from work on time.

Carlie Brucia's killer violated his probation too, she paid with her life for that judge's lack of discipline in enforcing the law.


19 posted on 02/01/2005 2:08:19 PM PST by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: tutstar

This guy is in jail but illegal aliens are free.
The ultimate in selective law enforcement.
Shouldn't we have 10 year prison sentences for illegal aliens and a bounty for anyone who finds them?


20 posted on 02/01/2005 2:18:32 PM PST by henderson field
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To: ambrose
We really live in a different age. This guy probably would have been arrested too...
21 posted on 02/01/2005 2:23:46 PM PST by valkyrieanne (card-carrying South Park Republican)
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To: catpuppy

Was it only one buttock? I thought they came in pairs.


22 posted on 02/01/2005 2:37:30 PM PST by Conservatrix ("He's a barf." --- Sophia T., Age 4, on John Sawed-Off Baldrick "I have a cunning plan" Kerry)
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To: coloradan

I read here and there about people who own land patent property. They really own it and it is not taxed. However, the catch is that the land cannot be used as collateral for loans. Reason is, it cannot be seized, so it cannot be acquired by a lender in case of load default. I have read where developers are trying to get land patent property away from the owners, how, I don't know. Also, there isn't supposed to be any land patent property in the original 13 colonies, only west of some line. I don't know much about it. But it is interesting.


23 posted on 02/01/2005 2:37:48 PM PST by Jason_b
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To: henderson field

Sounds good to me.

Here in Jacksonville a homeless man won a case that has made the 'ban on public drinking' null and void as I understand it. Amazing that ruling came just before we have all these visitors in town for the Superbowl.


24 posted on 02/01/2005 2:40:30 PM PST by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: Conservatrix

good point


25 posted on 02/01/2005 2:41:40 PM PST by catpuppy
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To: beaver fever
I had a 1935 Plymouth Coupe and I was looking for body parts.

Ewwww. Oh, you meant car-body parts.

26 posted on 02/01/2005 2:55:38 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Jason_b

I would be thrilled to own the land that I presently live on. And, being in Colorado, I'm probably west of whatever line you're talking about.


27 posted on 02/01/2005 3:18:12 PM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Jason_b

By the way, why can't patent land be seized, like any other property can be?


28 posted on 02/01/2005 3:21:39 PM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: lepton

Oooo. I didn't catch the 1935 Plymouth Coupe/serial killer fetish. I'll be more careful next time.


29 posted on 02/01/2005 3:23:02 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: ambrose
On Monday, a judge sentenced Davis to three years in prison for violations of his house arrest, including failing to return home from work on time and keeping part of a World War II fighter plane in his yard.

Are we sure this doesn't warrant life, without the possibility of parole? Sounds like that junk is about to cost the taxpayers of Florida about $120K.
30 posted on 02/01/2005 3:28:16 PM PST by microgood (Washington State: Ukraine without the poison)
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To: coloradan

I don't know. Some operation of the law. Sorry I'm not much help.


31 posted on 02/01/2005 3:38:43 PM PST by Jason_b
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To: coloradan

Might suggest you discuss the matter with bureau of land management. I once read it is with them that the land patents are registered. It may not be as simple as asking them if you can patent your land. If you go and ask they may laugh at you and then you'll be mad at me. I'm just repeating what I read somewhere. Do your own due dilligence.


32 posted on 02/01/2005 3:41:58 PM PST by Jason_b
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To: ambrose
The kind of person that continues to let his dawg eat his homework, LOL!

He lives about 6 blocks from me, sometime I'm going to go by and take pictures of the place.

33 posted on 02/01/2005 3:42:26 PM PST by agincourt1415 (Howard Dean for Democratic Chair)
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To: Jason_b

Good thing for the women in our lives. Many men would probably end up like this after a few years (buying pork and beans by the case and collecting junk).

Interesting that he is married.


34 posted on 02/01/2005 3:51:36 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: ambrose

The man should have gotten a degree in archeology or anthropology. Then secured a grant to study his junk. Then instead of going to jail, he would've been celebrated in peer review magazines.


35 posted on 02/01/2005 4:33:17 PM PST by sergeantdave (Smart growth is Marxist insects agitating for a collective hive.)
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To: All
...you may be a redneck if....
36 posted on 02/01/2005 5:57:50 PM PST by paulat
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To: ambrose; valkyrieanne

Drip, drip. The erosion continues.


37 posted on 02/01/2005 7:49:45 PM PST by secretagent
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To: AppyPappy

I couldn't take 3 years of someone's life because they have junk in their yard.


38 posted on 02/01/2005 11:26:31 PM PST by DB ()
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To: DB

He is losing 3 years of his life because he refused to conform to a Judge. Judges will have none of that.

Of course someone should have put a stop to all of this well before this step.


39 posted on 02/01/2005 11:34:49 PM PST by JLS
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To: aynrandfreak
"Hey! I grew up in Orlando."

How does one grow up in Orlando.

I would have to stay a kid and go to an amusement park every day!

40 posted on 02/01/2005 11:37:16 PM PST by BellStar (Pray for our heroes...)
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To: JLS

So we really are just slaves of the state...


41 posted on 02/01/2005 11:39:59 PM PST by DB ()
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To: Jason_b
["But neighbors and officials said Davis' lawn is an eyesore and he's flaunted the law..."]

No, he's flouted the law. The judge is going to flaunt the law to Davis.

*applause*.

(There are *soooo* many editors these days who need to be flogged.)

42 posted on 02/01/2005 11:49:53 PM PST by Ichneumon
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To: ambrose

I feel much better knowing that this villain is behind bars and OJ is free.


43 posted on 02/01/2005 11:58:25 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: DB

Not slaves. Not yet by far. Just in danger of losing more liberties after already having lost many.


44 posted on 02/02/2005 4:28:13 AM PST by Jason_b
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To: ambrose

Slowly, we're trading away property rights, for expected property values.


45 posted on 02/02/2005 4:33:33 AM PST by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: DB
I couldn't take 3 years of someone's life because they have junk in their yard.

That's not why they are doing it. He is asking them to do it.

46 posted on 02/02/2005 4:37:14 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Annie03; AntiBurr; Baby Bear; BJClinton; BlackbirdSST; BroncosFan; Capitalism2003; dAnconia; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
47 posted on 02/02/2005 4:38:29 AM PST by freepatriot32 (Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end. M.Steyn)
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To: freepatriot32

Tyranny of government.


48 posted on 02/02/2005 6:49:22 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/blackconservatism.htm)
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To: traviskicks; freepatriot32
Tyranny of government.

You could add to that, nosey neighbors that don't know how to mind their own business. Anything like this in WV, hell 3/4's of the State is going down. Blackbird.

49 posted on 02/02/2005 2:25:22 PM PST by BlackbirdSST
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not only live near this person but own a rental near by and try to rent it,first: this person was ordered to clean up quite awhile ago and the city took all the garbage away,when the city auctioned it off Davis had a buddy buy it and bring it back,second: he took his butt junk and wrote all the town gov. officials names on it,third: he did in deed put car parts,barrels,tires and other debris on his roof after the first order came,on the second order he had his work truck and his wife's car impounded for back monies owed on junk violations,perhaps he should have just moved to a location that has no town zoning,imagine if your next door neighbor threw there kitchen garbage out on their lawn because someday it will become compost!! How would anyone like to live near that,if your going to be a collector of anything than keep it out of sight not on the roof!!
50 posted on 03/18/2005 5:30:48 PM PST by pilosabacious
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