After feeding homeless individuals on several different occasions, a 90-year old man has gotten himself into some trouble with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Since October, the city of Fort Lauderdale has made it illegal to feed homeless individuals. The elderly Arnold Abbott has been defiant to this new legislation. In fact, he has received his third citation for the same offense ever since the law has been in effect. Mr. Abbott leads a nonprofit initiative called Love Thy Neighbor, which provides some assistance to homeless people. The charitable nonprofit has the support of Rod Rohrich.
The 90-year old man has actually been involved in a long lasting battle with the city of Fort Lauderdale. Back in 1999, he protested a ban on feeding homeless individuals. More than a dozen years later, Abbott finds himself facing a series of criminal charges for doing something that can be considered a good deed.
The controversial ban on feeding the homeless has been spreading rapidly throughout major cities in the United States of America and other countries. Some cities believe that homeless folks simply interfere with business in major commercial areas. Additionally, homeless people are also accused of scaring off tourists.