Florida man wants to file criminal charges against Jacksonville paper


The best things in life are free, goes the cliché, except when you are a certain Florida man and those things are free copies of The Florida Times-Union.

A gentleman, William Kuykendall, sent Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry an email spotlighting his concerns.

“In the last two months, The Florida Times Union has been throwing sample papers in my driveway and on my lawn about 3 times a week. I now have 2 recycling bins to keep up with the papers. They also hit every house on my block with sample papers about 3 times per week. It’s getting to the point of absurdity,” said the Jacksonville resident.

“Just driving down my street is now an eye sore. I’ve contacted them twice and asked politely to have my address removed from their sample paper mailing list. They’ve ignored me. This morning, I found more papers in my driveway,” the gentleman added, illustrating the nature of the problem before building up to ask Curry for a legal opinion.

“Can I honestly file criminal charges towards the Florida Times Union for littering? I don’t understand how this is legal. Especially after speaking with them and asking to be exempted from their unwanted papers. If not, is there anything your office can do to curb the negative curb appeal being forced upon my neighborhood by this company?”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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