Homeowners Association Threatens to Tow Vietnam Veteran's Car Over Marines Decals
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A disabled Vietnam veteran in Dallas with more than 14 years of service in the Marines is under attack by a homeowners association, MyFOXDFW.com reports.
Frank Larison's offense: showing his support for the Marines by displaying seven decals on his vehicle.
"To me, it's being patriotic, and it shows that I served," Larison told the FOX affiliate.
The board of The Woodlands II on The Creek says the decals violate the rules of the homeowners association, which deems them advertisements — even though the TV station spotted other residents' vehicles with bumper stickers for political parties, health causes and other non-commercial interests.
Larison has lived there for eight years. Now, he has been told in a letter to cover or get rid of the decals or his car will be towed and he could be fined $50 if it happens again, according to the report.
It may not come to that. The TV station wasn't able to reach top officials at the residential community, though one board member interviewed seemed surprised that Larimore was being singled out.
"I didn't know anything about this. I haven't seen this," board member Art Bradford told the TV station. "I will be looking into it."