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Florida business claims citation for flying military flags

17 April 2018

On Monday, the owner of Jaguar Power Sports said the business received a citation from the city for flying military flags on top of his business.

A video has gone viral after a man says his business was cited for flying military flags.

The manager for the store claims Power was also rude to one of its customers, a veteran, telling him "you did nothing for our country". On Tuesday, the city of Jacksonville suspended Power.

"They told us to take them down or go to court over it". What I saw reported is 100 percent inconsistent with how I expect every city employee to interact with our citizens. I have ordered a review of the actions of the employee and pending the completion of that review, the employee and her supervisor have been placed on leave. "I'm retired. I'm a veteran". "We support our military and veterans, and we appreciate businesses that honor their service". "My team is working with the city's Office of General Counsel to bring clarity to the relevant city laws".

According to WJXT, inspector Melinda Power posted an apology on social media, but has since deleted the post. I nearly lost my life for this country.

"She gets in his face this close and says, 'You did nothing for this country, '" store employee Katie Klasse said.

In response, Jaguar Power's store manager went on Facebook to rant about getting the citation and to accuse the code enforcement officer of insulting a customer, a wounded veteran, as she was serving it. And that she responded, "Nothing". "Let them fly", Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted. He added that he "doesn't want anyone to lose their job".

About eight hours after the initial post, Jaguar Power Sports posted another video on its Facebook page announcing that the flags can stay.

"How they're going to deal with their employee is going to be on them", Marcy Moyer said.

WJXT reports Jacksonville City Hall phones were inundated with callers Tuesday about the flag citation calling for Power's firing.

"We just had the city of Jacksonville here onsite to cite us for our military flags", an employee said in the video. Curry's chief of staff said the mayor's office was "disturbed" by the alleged behavior of Power and the matter is being reviewed.

The business was issued a warning, and was not fined. Shaun posted a follow-up video Monday night, saying the mayor had reached out and a city representative had apologized.

Florida business claims citation for flying military flags