A landscaper was banned from an Orlando neighborhood after making a bold political statement with his lawnmower.
WKMG-TV reports that a resident posted a security recording on Facebook from April 19th , showing a gardener running over his Donald Trump sign with a lawn mower.
“Look at what our landscapers did….. I understand people may not like Trump but I have my rights to put this sign in my yard and it was no accident see for yourself,” The resident said in the posting.
The video shows the landscaper purposely running over the sign, then backing up and running over it again with the sign flat on the lawn. According to the neighborhood’s HOA, the gardener has been removed from the crew and he will not be allowed to return.
“It’s been there since, like, January, and it’s never been hit by the landscapers,” resident Josh Bosch said. “They either just mow around it or use their edger, because a lot of them have respect.”
The Trump sign appears to be in violation of HOA rules — which prohibit campaign signs more than 90 days before an election and requires their removal within 10 days of an election. Republican voters backed Trump in Florida’s March 15 primary, nearly a month before Bosch’s sign was destroyed on April 19, and the general election won’t be held until the Nov. 8.