SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. -- An ongoing dispute between two Satellite Beach neighbors over an outdoor home security camera has been reignited by a homeowner's large buttocks sign placed in a yard.
Edward Fleming initially installed security cameras at his house on South Patrick Shores earlier this year and apparently pointed them in the direction of a home belonging to neighbor Arthur Hendricks.
Hendricks responded with a homemade toilet sign along his property line.
"Personally, as long as he has his camera, this one and another one, pointing in our direction, he should be grateful all he is looking at is a toilet seat," Hendricks said after posting the sign.
Brevard County code enforcement recently ruled that the toilet seat sign was protected free speech.
Gary Penna, a code enforcement specialist, said the county's ordinances pertain to commercial signs and that county officials have very little control over non-commercial signs people place on their property.
Now, Flemings told Local 6 News partner Florida Today that his neighbor has upped the ante by posting a large sign featuring a plastic buttocks.
The buttocks sign also reads "Thinking of you."
Local 6 News partner Florida Today reported that an e-mail from Fleming said Hendricks painted over the words on the signs but the toilet seats and buttocks remain up.
Fleming said the homeowner's association president told him that it was going to take up legal action to have the signs removed, the report said.