Skip to comments.Central Florida Man Again Sent To Prison For Stockpiling Junk
Posted on 02/01/2005 1:37:57 PM PST by ambrose
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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Well, the Orlando area is filled with "trashy" people...
He be stupid. Or he loved jail the first time.
Not if you live near him.
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.
Gotta remember that when Mrs ladtx tells me to clean out the garage.
Slam dunk defense: It was part of a float to be paraded during Gay Pride Week.
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.
Giant buttocks in the yard ping!
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.
Grown men who think they can do things this way have not progressed past the stage of little children fighting over a marble.
Hey! I grew up in Orlando. (not that I'm denying the validity of your statement)
"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.
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.
Wel, guess I better get home and shovel out my yard.
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.
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?
Was it only one buttock? I thought they came in pairs.
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.
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.
Ewwww. Oh, you meant car-body parts.
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.
By the way, why can't patent land be seized, like any other property can be?
Oooo. I didn't catch the 1935 Plymouth Coupe/serial killer fetish. I'll be more careful next time.
I don't know. Some operation of the law. Sorry I'm not much help.
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.
He lives about 6 blocks from me, sometime I'm going to go by and take pictures of the place.
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.
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.
Drip, drip. The erosion continues.
I couldn't take 3 years of someone's life because they have junk in their yard.
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.
How does one grow up in Orlando.
I would have to stay a kid and go to an amusement park every day!
So we really are just slaves of the state...
No, he's flouted the law. The judge is going to flaunt the law to Davis.
(There are *soooo* many editors these days who need to be flogged.)
I feel much better knowing that this villain is behind bars and OJ is free.
Not slaves. Not yet by far. Just in danger of losing more liberties after already having lost many.
Slowly, we're trading away property rights, for expected property values.
That's not why they are doing it. He is asking them to do it.
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.
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