When Anthony Brasfield and his girlfriend released a dozen heart-shaped balloons over Florida's Dania Beach, Brasfield was probably hoping his whimsical gesture might win him a kiss. Instead, he ended up getting arrested. After being spotted by a Florida High Patrol trooper, Brasfield was charged under the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act with a third-degree felony for "polluting to harm humans, animals, plants, etc."
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