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many paradegoers early in marking spots

Monday, July 03, 2017 15:30 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

Police in LaPorte Monday morning confiscated some of the chairs and other items used
by people to mark their spots along today's parade route .
The items were confiscated because they were left unattended.
Others who stayed with their belongings were simply asked to remove them from the
sidewalk.
They were in violation of a local ordinance because the materials were set out
before 10 a.m......and 10 a.m. is when they're allowed to start being set out.
LaPorte Police officer Joe Toth says the confiscated items were unmanned and can be picked up at the police station but with it comes a $50 fine.
He says people who stayed with their materials cooperated.
Eric Ebersole was one of the people asked to temporarily move his stuff off the
sidewalk.
He was at Lincolnway and Indiana Ave and says he didn't mind doing what
was asked.....
He then waited until 10 a.m. the time allowed to start marking spots along the
route.
Like most others....he's being making his spot for many years.....
Maxwell Smith was outside the courthouse.
He says his family has been marking their spots ever since he was
baby over 30 years ago.
The 24 hour provision was adopted about a decade ago because of some people marking
their spots several days in advance.
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