SPEECHLESS: Its Now Illegal to Barbeque in Florida … UNREAL, Pinellas County, Florida Man Cited for Allowing Smoke from Grill to Go on Neighbor’s Property



This country is truly lost its way when it is the governments business and its against the law to grill in your back yard on your own private property. WATCH the VIDEO below and you will be stunned that a Florida government official actually had the audacity to cite a resident for get this, allowing the smoke from his grill as he was barbequing to go onto his neighbors property. Yes, you read that correctly. It is actually illegal and a stupid Pinellas County, Florida code to allow the smoke from your grill to waft into the wind and flow over to your neighbors property. WTF!!! One would think that this was an episode of ‘Candid Camera’ or ‘Punked,’ but sadly this was not the case. The county official actually said with a straight face, “You’re allowed to have it smell on your property. So that doesn’t count but when I’m on the street that’s when it counts.”

The official says: ‘I’m only here because of the odour, I’m only here because of the smoke.’

The jobsworth then says he has taken pictures of the barbecue smoke: ‘I can smell it, I can smell it right now, but I’m on your property.

‘You’re allowed to have it smell on your property. So that doesn’t count but when I’m on the street that’s when it counts.’

I am starting a new movement, BLACK BARBEQUERS MATTER, sarcasm intended. Although this is not racism that has caused this ridiculous situation, it is the result of an over-intrusive, out of control government that thinks they have the right to pass BS ordinances like this and individuals in this country that are just nothing more than a pain in the ass that will find a reason to bitch, moan and complain about anything. What’s the matter, wasn’t there a 6 year old child selling lemonade from their driveway available to harass?

The Daily Mail:

‘I’m only here because of the odor, I’m only here because of the smoke,’ the official says the clip.

The resident tells the official that it’s only a barbecue and that most residents in the street ‘cook out’.

The official alludes to the fact one of the man’s neighbors had complained about the smell he was producing.

Then the official says: ‘Frankly, today, I can smell it, I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property.

‘You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.’

The official finishes up by saying that the barbecue smoke, by a rule in force in Pinellas County, cannot cross their property line, Opposing Views reported.

The Pinellas County website states in its environmental section: ‘Commercial barbecue cookers are not exempt from causing a nuisance odor. If a sufficient number of complaints, representing different households, are reported and an Inspector witnesses the problem, they can issue a Warning Letter.’

Our Founding Fathers were unavailable for comment.

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    9 Responses to “SPEECHLESS: Its Now Illegal to Barbeque in Florida … UNREAL, Pinellas County, Florida Man Cited for Allowing Smoke from Grill to Go on Neighbor’s Property”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on July 27th, 2015 9:47 am

      The founding fathers would have told the inspector to get lost and find something useful to do. If he or she persisted, then tar a feathers would have been applied.

      Give any form of government too much money and control, then this is what happens.

    2. super dave on July 28th, 2015 9:02 am

      looks like this guy has had a lot of barbeque in his lifetime with that belly hangover.

    3. Buffalo on July 28th, 2015 10:21 am

      So you have extrapolated an isolated incident between neighbors in one county of one state and made it into a national issue? Wringing your hands over the collapse of our nation as we know it? “WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY … ITS NOW ILLEGAL TO GRILL IN AMERICA!!!” ROTFL
      SM: Obviously you missed the greater issue. Which is sad because you are laughing and don’t have a clue.

      This is not an isolated incident among neighbors. Whos gives a flying rats a$$ about a disagreement among neighbors. Did you miss the part where it is illegal to have your grilling smoke blow through the air and onto your neighbors property? Or were you to busy ROTF? Maybe you might want to wake the hell up and see how the government has made the simple, carefree things in life illegal?

      Turn off the reality TV and pay attention.

    4. Buffalo on July 28th, 2015 10:22 pm

      Hey, Al Gore! It is ONE isolated incident in one county of one state of the United States, the greatest country on earth. Because there is one neighborhood dispute in Pinellas County (and, yes, it was a neighborhood dispute; the neighbor filed fourteen complaints before anybody intervened) does NOT mean that it is ILLEGAL TO GRILL IN AMERICA. I happen to have enough faith in my country and the people who live in it to not for a second believe that we are going to hell in a hand basket just because of one particular situation. Do you worry about grilling in your own yard? I don’t. I don’t worry about burning brush piles in my yard either. And I pee off my front porch. And I don’t chain my dogs. Oh, and I’ve never watched a reality TV show. Too busy working, I guess. LOL
      SM: Wow dude, every heard of hyperbole?

    5. Buffalo on July 28th, 2015 10:34 pm

      By the way, it seems there is no ordinance regulating barbecue grilling in Pinellas County. The ordinance in question regulates open burning. It appears the “offenders” were grilling in a 55-gallon drum, and generating enough smoke that it set off a carbon monoxide detector in the neighbor’s house. Or so she said… In one of her 14 complaints against the neighbors… in the neighborhood dispute. ;-)
      SM: Then explain why an official of Pinellas County was citing the man for smoke. If as you say, they were grilling in a 55 gallon drum and there was so much smoke as to set off an alarm … we would have been able to see the smoke in the video. Watch what the inspector says when talking to the individual.

      Because there is some asinine rule in place, it allowed a neighbor to call the authorities in the first place. One would not have existed without the other.

      Yes, there may be a neighbor dispute, but because there are ridiculous ordinances in place, that is what allowed the town yahoo to cite the man. Next up, harassing small children for selling lemonade.

    6. Buffalo on July 29th, 2015 9:38 am

      My point is this: Whatever the situation in Pinellas Co., it does not mean that grilling is illegal in America. This is the downside of the Internet. Situations like this have occurred for as long as humans have had laws and grills. But now an isolated incident can go global within minutes and make it appear of much greater significance.
      SM: Once again I will say, please look of the definition of the word hyperbole.

      And yes it is illegal to do so and have your smoke go on your neighbors property and they call the authorities. If it were not against the town’s ordinances then no one would have shown up and this video would never exist now would it.

    7. PaMom on July 29th, 2015 10:56 pm

      Pinellas County, Florida is not a family friendly place to live. This is what all families need to learn about Pinellas County.

    8. PaMom on July 29th, 2015 11:01 pm

      Bullxxxx to the rules that force families to comply with this kind of crap.

    9. Buffalo on July 30th, 2015 10:48 pm

      (comments deleted)

      COMMENT DELETED. MAKE ANOTHER COMMENT LIKE THAT AND YOU WILL BE GONE. Providing a viewpoint is one thing, being a troll will have you gone.


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