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October 4, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 6/21/2013

"You're not in trouble, but there's a policy."

-- Brenda Frazier, Hernando County's community coordinator

Working up a sweat as he went about his business, 12-year-old Patrick MacGregor shined shoes for sheriff's deputies, judges and the public outside the Hernando County Government Center, charging $2 a job.

He had started working a regular schedule this week. A cardboard sign announced his hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from about 9 in the morning until early afternoon. He was saving money to travel with his father on a missionary trip to Iowa in mid July, he said. His brother, Joe MacGregor, had done the same thing to raise money when he was 14 in the summer of 2006.

Everything was going along just fine until Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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