From Pine View Farm

I’ve Been to Lake Eola Park 2

Frankly, it ain’t that great:

A Florida man who deliberately defied an Orlando ordinance which prohibits feeding the city’s homeless will become the first person to face trial for the offence when he’s hauled before a judge and jury.

According to, 22-year-old Eric Montanez was in April this year caught on video camera providing nourishment to a group of the less fortunate in Lake Eola Park in contravention of the ban on “mass feeding in one area”. He was duly cuffed for his trouble.

Neither, for that matter, is Orlando.



  1. Opie

    October 10, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    What a sick law. It should be openly and fragrantly disobeyed.

    And they wonder why some people despise government.

    If it doesn’t get changed, I may go down there and feed the poor myself. This is sick.

  2. Opie

    October 10, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    What a great typo! I meant to say “flagrantly.” Setting up a grill and giving out free hamburgers (which our church has done before,) would be a fragrant violation though. Even in error, I am eloquent.