Ron Stroia, who lives in Miami Beach, has decided that his community service for the year will be be to display a Santa hanging and blindfolded in his front yard. This wonderful and caring man has decided to use his 15 minutes of fame to destroy the Santa Claus tradition and permanently scar young children, not to mention the conversations that would be forced to come out of it. Could you imagine that this being your legacy?
As the father of a 5 and 9 year old, if I was forced to drive by that house everyday, I doubt I would be so noble to call the police and ask them to intercede. I think that taking the situation into my own hands would be the better part of valor.
It’s just wrong, I mean who would want their children to see this, and it reminds adults of lynching,” neighbor Estelle Farnsworth said. “It’s just nasty, there is no spirit of Christmas in this.”
The Santa also has his hands and legs bound by some type of wire.
“Now the kids are sad with that, you know, because they say it’s not fair with Santa,” neighbor Tanira Giacian said. “Santa should be around bringing their gifts, looking for the gifts, and not hanging on a tree. They’re just kind of scared of that.”
Since the display was put in the tree, neighbors have called police to get it removed, but officers said there is nothing they can do because the homeowner is protected under the First Amendment, Local 6 News reported.
The joy of a First Amendment Defense. Odds are that this fine man has a surveillance camera up, and will sue the first instance that someone tries to take down this atrocity. And then call the local chapter of the ACLU.
I do not wish to put up the picture, you can see it at Local 6 site in Miami.