Bill Windsor Threatened with Arrest in Winter Park, Florida

Orange County Deputy Sheriff Philip McCord has threatened Bill Windsor with arrest for felony STALKING if he knocks on a door in Winter Park, Florida. Doorbell ringing will also apparently be a crime.

Bill Windsor told Deputy McCord to go Fu*k himself, in slightly more polite terms.

Here’s the statute:

(a) “Harass” means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose.

(b) “Course of conduct” means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, which evidences a continuity of purpose. The term does not include constitutionally protected activity such as picketing or other organized protests.

(c) “Credible threat” means a verbal or nonverbal threat, or a combination of the two, including threats delivered by electronic communication or implied by a pattern of conduct, which places the person who is the target of the threat in reasonable fear for his or her safety or the safety of his or her family members or individuals closely associated with the person, and which is made with the apparent ability to carry out the threat to cause such harm. It is not necessary to prove that the person making the threat had the intent to actually carry out the threat. The present incarceration of the person making the threat is not a bar to prosecution under this section.

Gee boys and girls, I was unable to find anything in here that makes it a crime to knock one time on a door of someone you don’t know.

So, I’m goin’ knockin’. To be safe, I’ll have a Trick or Treat mask, some Girl Scout cookies, and a small assortment of Avon products. I’ll wear an Amazon T-shirt. I’ll, of course, be driving my Walker with my Handicapped Permit.