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PLANTATION GYM OWNER ARRESTED FOR THIRD TIME

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PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – A Plantation gym owner who was arrested in July for violating the city’s mask ordinance was put in cuffs again.

Police arrested 31-year-old Michael Carnevale on Friday for the third time.

Carnevale was first arrested in July for failing to enforce the county’s mask mandate. He was then arrested on Thursday for again violating the county executive order.

Now, just hours after bonding out of jail, Carnevale has been arrested for a third time for failing to close his business for 96 hours.

Fitness 1440 staff set up equipment in the business’s parking lot after he was instructed to shut down.

“I spent my night at BSO,” said Carnevale. “It kills me to be closed for our membership base, and this is just something we can do for them.”

The gym is now being guarded by Plantation Police.

“The more we seem to comply with these mandates, the more bizarre, the more intrusive these mandates seem to have gotten,” Carnevale said. “We know c… (Read more)

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