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?
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