The owner of a Plantation gym was arrested for not following the social distancing rules of Broward County. Michael Ryan Carnevale was arrested this morning after Plantation Police observed violations of rules meant to curb the transmission of COVID-19. Carnevale’s arrest was announced by his attorney, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini.
On Twitter, Sabatini wrote:
Florida’s most corrupt local government—@browardinfo—just arrested my Plaintiff Mike Carnevale because *1 person inside his gym was not wearing a mask. He was targeted and arrested because we filed a lawsuit against Broward County challenging their mask ordinance two days ago.
Sabatini was in Broward last week challenging the facemask requirements imposed by Broward Mayor Dale Holness.
In the police report, an officer writes Carnevale received a verbal warning last week.
For the last two weeks, the entire government from Fed to local, preached “social distancing.” Gatherings of 10 or more people were banned. The Catholic Church cancelled mass. Bars were closed. Spring Breakers were vilified for gathering on Fort Lauderdale Beach. “Curbside pickup” is the new normal at restaurants. But on Friday, hundreds of parents forced to stand in line together because they need to sign for laptops from the Broward County school district. WTF?!?
Parents waited in close quarters Friday morning outside Plantation High School for the distribution of laptops needed for remote learning.
Guess the Broward School District never heard of “social distancing.” Imagine a competent school system that distributed technology to students at the beginning of the school year.
UPDATE: The Sun-Sentinel reports long lines at South Plantation High School: