Reward offered for dumper of construction waste

- Apopka Police are searching for the driver who is accused of illegally dumping debris in front of a residential subdivision.

At Bluegrass Estates, surveillance cameras recorded an uninvited guest in a truck outside the security gates, leaving a big mess behind, now police are investigating. HOA president Bob Ryan says he discovered the 500 pound pile of debris on Monday morning and realized it was too big to clean up himself.

"When I saw it was roofing waste, there's no way I could do it because there's nails everywhere. So I had to call the police."

If you look closely, you can see the pick up truck with a trailer braking and raising the bed, umping the debris. Bob says the pile blocked the whole exit to the subdivision.

"He could have dumped it in the middle where we could have got by, but it blocked this whole lane and it was a hazard. It was a traffic hazard. Big school buses going out here by that entrance lane and people coming in."

Neighbors in this small community, can't understand why they were dumped on literally.

"I've talked to many of our neighbors and we all feel violated. It was a major hassle for us."

According to Apopka Police since 2015, there have been 12 reports of illegal dumping. Most involved tires, garbage and plant debris on vacant and, but in this case it was in a residential neighborhood.

"Everybody kept saying, why didn't he just dump on the side of the road. Why did he have to come into our neighborhood and do this? I think they were trying to save a trip to the dump and a dumping fee there so they came and dumped on our property."

Bob hopes the culprit is caught.

"Luckily it didn't cost anything. The city was able to remove it for us."

And neighbors are offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest. If you know who that driver is, call the Apopka Police Department. 
 

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