Daniel Palma, the man who admitted to taking down the sign for Donald Trump‘s 2020 campaign, stated that the root problem isn’t politics but a WastePro dumpster, which was just moved, a report said.
In the report, Palma stated that a resident of the park had put up a sign with a political message facing his home shortly after. He believes this was in an effort to provoke.
“The person assumed we didn’t support her views, so she put up a sign,” Palma said. Palma admitted taking the sign and putting it on her porch. According to her statement in the report, the woman was furious and threatened to call the cops—which the woman did.
According to an incident report, although the deputies responded, the woman didn’t want to press charges.
According to the report, Streamlined Property Management, which oversees the RV park, said that the decision to move the dumpster came after residents outside the community took advantage of it. This was in addition to missed WastePro pick-ups and concerns about trash trucks damaging their roads.
The dumpster will now be located on the edge of the community next to Steven Ward’s house.
Palma and others living near the mobile park reported numerous instances of trash overflow and a rancid odor to various entities, including Lee County Health and the Florida Department of Health.
A Lee County ordinance states that the dumpster must be in an easily accessible spot for residents and trash pick-up.
Lee County spokesperson said that the ordinance does allow them to move the dumpster within the park, the report added.
In the report, WastePro’s Division Manager said, the company doesn’t choose the spot for the dumpster. The company confirmed that the current location meets all requirements for residential use as well as driver collection.
According to the park’s property manager, plans are in place to place the dumpster on a concrete slab to create an enclosure, the report said.