Just to be clear, we’re talking about using chalk to write on the sidewalk. In Orlando, that can land you in jail. Really. Just ask Timothy Osmar. As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:
Just before Christmas, OPD [Orlando Police Department] arrested 25-year-old Timothy Osmar for “writing or painting advertising matter on streets or sidewalks”
The criminal “advertising” in question? Slogans like “Justice Equals Liberty.”
Advertisting? Really? UFB, as is this …
As of Friday, Osmar was still in jail ..
Through Christmas and New Year’s! Mayor Dyer?
Dyer’s office was unapologetic, saying city codes clearly outlaw chalk writing.
Please, tell me this guy isn’t a lawyer. You can read more (a fair amount) here.