Florida Resident Warned Not to Let the Smell of Barbecue Leave Property

A neighbor apparently has an issue with being able to smell others’ barbecue
Florida Resident Warned Not to Let the Smell of Barbecue Leave His Property

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An environmental specialist told him to check wind patterns before grilling. 

A living wet blanket who works as an environmental specialist for Pinellas County, Florida, showed up to issue a warning about barbecue smoke to local resident Scotty Jordan, who was grilling with some friends.

In a video uploaded to Jordan’s Facebook page, specialist Joe Graham is seen warning him that he is violating air quality law, and that a neighbor has reportedly called to complain about the smoke.

“You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count,” Graham tells Jordan, “but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.”

When Jordan and a friend explain to Graham that many other residents in the neighborhood regularly barbecue without receiving complaints, Graham advises them to check wind patterns before barbecuing or change to a newer grill model.

Jordan’s friend tells the environmental specialist, “We can’t control the wind, God does that.”

Watch the video below and see how you feel about the “BBQ outlaws.”

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