Should This New Jersey Family Face $3000 A Day Fines For Their Epic Christmas Decorations?
A family in Old Bridge, New Jersey decorates their entire house and property with a massive Christmas display every year, and people come from all over the U.S. to see it. Tom Apruzzi and his family have been doing this for the past 15 years.
Unfortunately, his neighbors have a problem with the holiday lights, according to CBS News. Talk about a bunch of scrooges. Apparently, some of his neighbors have complained to the City of Old Bridge that the tourists are blocking the street; thus, creating a safety hazard. CBS News reports the city is listening to the neighbors, and is imposing a $3000 fine every day until the Apruzzis take down the decorations. The city reportedly justified the penalty, stating it will cover the cost of having to have police officers in the neighborhood.
Tom Apruzzi plans to keep doing his light shows, as per CBS News. He was quoted as saying:
If they shut me down, they're going to have to talk to my attorney. This is my First Amendment right. Free speech and free religion.
Watch these videos and tell us what you think. Are the neighbors right? Should the Apruzzis have to pay a hefty daily fine?