90-Year-Old Arrested For Giving Food To The Homeless
Arnold Abbott was stopped from being a Good Samaritan by Ft. Lauderdale, FL authorities. He could get a $500 fine and 60 days in jail.
Abbott and the two church ministers with whom he was arrested stand accused of violating a new local ordnance that “effectively outlaws” the distribution of food to homeless people in public places, according to KHON. Abbott said police stopped him in the act on Sunday:
“One of police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon,” Abbott said.
Also charged was a minister from Coral Springs and Sanctuary Church pastor, Wayne Black.
“We believe very strongly that Jesus taught us that we are to feed his sheep,” said Pastor Black.
For Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, oblivious to the coming PR disaster, warned that the law would be enforced when it was passed last week.[su_csky_ad]