The owner of the video game store in Florida has challenged the law limiting the possession of inflatable characters outside the store.
Officials in the Orange Park suburb of Jacksonville told Scott Fischer, owner of the video game store Gone Broke Gaming, that they would fine him $100 a day if he did not remove the inflatable character standing in front of the store.
Store owner Fischer said, “Managing a small store is not easy. The authorities said that they would cut off some of my income because I did not have ads, I was upset about this,” he said.
“After getting the necessary permits in July, we placed a large Mario character outside the store,” Fischer said. We thought the Mario character would draw attention, and it did.”
Fischer received help from the Justice Institute. He sued Orange Park, arguing that the law violated the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“People were standing in the store taking pictures for the inflatable character, but now the absence of the character is hurting my business. “I could put Santa Claus or any other character in front of my store, but the character Mario is about my business.”
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