Imagine having a fun, family outing to the beach, on a nice sunny day. Your children are building sandcastle while you sun bathe and listen to the ocean waves, when suddenly you’re being threatened and fined. For what? The sandcastles that your children were innocently building are illegal to build. Welcome to Obama’s America.
This is a reality for the Rylee family. They were enjoying a day at Panama City beach when they brutally learned that it is illegal to dig a whole that is deeper than 2ft by 2ft, or by using metal tools, at this beach.
Bryant Rylee posted to Facebook:
“This is the sand castle that cost me a $25 fine & could have cost me up to $500 & no more than 60 days in jail. Incase you didn’t know, at Panama City Beach you can’t dig deeper than 2ft & not exceeding 2ft long on the beach & you can’t use any metal tools. I’ve been going to PCB for spring break for over 13 yrs, we’ve always built things digging with metal tools. So be sure you study your ordinances before you make a trip. My big mistake was asking the ordinance number & asking to see the ordinance. Apparently the beach patrol lady didn’t like that so she called for back up… That’s when three other units arrived on the scene. One officer said, if I’d just cover the castle, I wouldn’t get a ticket but if I must inquire or see the ordinance, I will receive a ticket. It took them 20 minutes to find the ordinance & it’s not exactly the way they quoted. It said “2ft deep” but it didn’t say “not more than 2ft long” & since I had dug only about 1ft deep, I was only ticketed for my metal tools. I do support law enforcement & pray daily for their protection. And I do believe that “we the people” have a right to ask what ordinance number or to see the ordinance. So… How many cops does it take to shut down a sand castle bandit & his son? The answer is 4! Be careful out there!”
Freedom Daily reports:
Rylee who says he’s a devout Christian, also says he supports law enforcement and prays “daily for their protection” he also mentioned on his social media account that, “I do believe that we the people have a right to ask what ordinance number or to see the ordinance.” and doesn’t understand why the situation had to escalate to the point that it did.
It just sounds silly, really. First that the police officer was roaming the beach looking for ways to catch people breaking the law….while building sandcastles? It’s just too strange…