Florida Homeowners Association Demands Removal Of Fan Made TARDIS From Driveway
Right, sorry. I'll just step inside this police box and arrest myself.
But where else are you supposed to park your TARDIS, Florida? On the street?
Just before Christmas, Pinellas County resident and Doctor Who enthusiast LeAnn Moder received a note from her town’s local homeowners association informing her that the replica TARDIS she currently has sitting in her driveway—which has been a hit at local conventions for over a year and recently featured as a backdrop in Moder’s wedding photos—is in violation of Parrish, Florida’s standards.
“In an effort to improve the overall appearance of Lexington HOA and to enhance properties values throughout, the Association continually surveys properties in the community for compliance with existing deed restrictions and standards,” the note reads, “It has come to the attention of the Association that you have a blue call box that needs [sic] removed.”
Given that Doctor Who is the BBC’s biggest selling show and makes millions of dollars a year in merchandise and ad revenue, I’d like to think that having a TARDIS in your neighborhood would enhance your property value considerably. But okay, Lexington homeowners. You do you.
According to the letter Moder has 15 days to comply with their request, but she appears to be taking the violation in stride and might even host a movie in her driveway soon just to annoy the Association further. “I maintain this is a mode of transportation, therefore I have every right to park it in my driveway,” she wrote when she posted an image of the letter to a local “TARDIS Riders” Facebook Group.
Moder also noted that they received a second notice about the weeds in their flower beds, in case you were wondering just how pedantic and fussy this organization is exactly. Seriously, all the weird things that happen in Florida and this is what finally causes a neighborhood to intervene? Well, all right then. Good luck fighting off Daleks with nothing but your Manatee mailboxes.
(via Nerd Bastards)
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