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(Sun Sentinel)   Man charged with felonious "polluting to harm humans, animals, plants." His crime? Releasing a dozen helium-filled balloons   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
    More: Florida, injury, Dania Beach, plants, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, environmental crimes  
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5922 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Feb 2013 at 9:11 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-23 09:23:29 PM  
5 votes:
2013-02-23 10:45:35 PM  
4 votes:
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Biatch set me up!
2013-02-23 09:21:21 PM  
4 votes:
Mylar reflects radar. This could cause confusion for air traffic controllers and potentially could cause a catastrophjic accident. Because this is forseeable and because the guy released the balloons on purpose: it is an act of terrorism.

Send the farker to Gitmo!
2013-02-23 10:56:54 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP Mylar

2013-02-23 10:37:25 PM  
2 votes:

RealFarknMcCoy2: ///do think that releasing helium-filled balloons should be illegal - kills lots of turtles. :-(

If we really cared we should take the necessary steps to educate the turtles.
2013-02-23 09:29:57 PM  
2 votes:
Worry worry, super scurry,
Call the troops out in a hurry,
"This is what we've waited for,
This is it boys, this is war!"
The President is on the line,
As 99 red mylar balloons go by.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 09:25:55 PM  
2 votes:
If he ends up in jail he better come up with a better reason he is there. Like a knife fight or robbing a store dressed as hello Kitty.

Littering... and creating a nuisance.
2013-02-23 09:14:53 PM  
2 votes:
This is like the time I was arrested for drunk driving even though I didn't crash.  Where is the justice in America?
2013-02-24 03:22:43 AM  
1 vote:
I don't think this guy cares:

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2013-02-24 01:09:47 AM  
1 vote:

Rodeodoc: Somehow, before I clicked on the article, I knew the guy was going to be African American.  and another $50 says the cop was a white cracker a$$hat just waiting to bust the guy for something... anything.  Farking pigs in Florida make Alabama look like a haven of brotherhood.  Most racist bunch of dicks in America.

He was arrested for celebrating while black.
2013-02-23 11:37:50 PM  
1 vote:
Using hydrogen in party balloons would save helium as well as time and money because you don't have to buy separate fireworks.
2013-02-23 11:28:06 PM  
1 vote:
"Florida" is a state of mind.

/But without the mind
2013-02-23 11:08:09 PM  
1 vote:
This thread has seriously diverged from sea turtles.

I can understand how someone from Oklahoma can't understand the importance of sea turtles.

But I can't understand how someone from Oklahoma can read and write.
2013-02-23 11:02:51 PM  
1 vote:
When balloon releasing is outlawed, only outlaws will have no balloons.
2013-02-23 10:59:13 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: ...are there heavier than air balloons?

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2013-02-23 10:54:48 PM  
1 vote:

iron de havilland: /Searching for "superfluid helium" will return many cool (no pun intended) clips.

The difference between you and I is that I would have definitely intended the pun.
2013-02-23 10:03:31 PM  
1 vote:
From the parking lot of a Motel 6?

That's not only romantic, that's classy.
2013-02-23 09:26:29 PM  
1 vote:
We need to increase prison funding to keep these balloon-releasers off the streets.  Do you want these people around YOUR CHILDREN!?
2013-02-23 09:21:02 PM  
1 vote:
Good. It's about time people start paying for this kind of irresponsibility.

Rarely am I this serious.
2013-02-23 09:20:28 PM  
1 vote:
I feel much safer knowing this dangerous criminal has been apprehended.
2013-02-23 08:54:45 PM  
1 vote:
It's a hazard to aircraft and wildlife.

If there was some kind of edible latex, things would be different but there isn't and mylar is horrible for the environment.

It's sad, and I oppose jail as a punishment for all crimes, but it's understandable that it's illegal and people shouldn't be doing this without the resources to go collect their balloon when they're done.
2013-02-23 07:36:44 PM  
1 vote:
Get em, boys!

/ I'm totally serious, that shiat kills a lot of animals
2013-02-23 06:25:56 PM  
1 vote:
...he released the shiny red and silver mylar balloons and watched them float away Sunday morning.


The third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.


*notices Florida tag*

Well, never mind then.
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