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Florida Town Booted Food Truck Offering Meals to Hurricane Survivors After Nearby Restaurant Complained

Florida Town Booted Food Truck Offering Meals to Hurricane Survivors After Nearby Restaurant Complained

reason.com / Eric Boehm / Sep. 25, 2017

A few days after Hurricane Irma blasted through the town of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Jack Roundtree drove his Triple J’s BBQ truck downtown to give residents a hot lunch and hand out free bar-be-que to utility workers trying to get the power restored.

It didn’t take long for the cops to show up.

According to Clay Today, a news website for the community south of Jacksonville, the cops told Roundtree his food truck had to go. City manager’s orders. Roundtree didn’t have a permit to operate in Green Cove Springs, and not even the aftermath of a devastating hurricane was going to stop the city government from enforcing that law.

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