When I read this I am pretty sure I went into shock. A man named Anthony Brasfield was out with his girlfriend in a parking lot when he released a dozen heart shaped helium balloons over Dania Beach for her… A sweet and romantic, good-hearted intention which most women, his girlfriend included, only get to wish their husband or boyfriend would do. However, their moment of romance and love was quickly shattered.
While I am rather sure they thought they were sharing the moment alone…they were wrong. A Florida Highway Patrol officer had also been watching, and realized he had the chance to arrest someone for releasing helium balloons under a rarely used state crime statue. The officer decided, as he watched them let the balloons off, this man was committing a crime against the environment!