A Florida man releases some balloons with his sweetheart for Valentine's day, and is promptly arrested.
Anthony Brasfield saw romance when he released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach with his sweetie. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a felony...
Brasfield was charged with polluting to harm humans, animals, plants, etc. under the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act...
Between 2008 and 2012, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said there were 21 arrests statewide under the rarely used environmental crime statute. The third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Yes, you read that right.
For releasing balloons.
This makes every child who's ever had a helium balloon in Florida a felon, because you know how well they manage to hold on to them...
Hemp. It's environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and disposing of it does nor harm humans, animals, or plants! It's a win-win!
Which is just another way of saying... rope.