A Florida man has been confronted by a county environmental specialist for having the “Smell” of his bar-b-que in his neighbors yard and was ordered to keep his smell in his yard.
A video of the encounter was posted on Facebook by the homeowner Scotty Jordan, shows Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham discussing the situation with Mr. Jordan after receiving a complaint from one of his neighbors.
“I’m only here because of the odor,” Graham says. “I’m only here because of the smoke.”
Graham told the Jordans that he was in violation of a local rule that does not allow the smell of a bbq to cross over your property line.
“I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property,” Graham tells the group. “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.”
Amazed by the rule the camera man ask Graham how is anyone able to control where the smell goes.
“So we’re supposed to control the smoke and the wind and where it’s blowing it?” he asks.
Graham tells the group that they need to either move the bbq depending on the wind or buy a grill that limits smoke.
The ordinance falls in line with a longstanding effort from the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to limit everything from BBQs to wood stoves under the guise of reducing pollution.
by MIKAEL THALEN | INFOWARS.COM