New Florida law will BAN "painted rocks"
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A new law goes into effect September 1st 2017 that will make it a misdemeanor to paint rocks. Even more severe, if you are caught hiding "painted rocks" in public spaces you can be charged with a felony and face hefty fines or even jail time.
Lauren Painter, a spokesperson for the Florida Public Health Organization states, "Painting and hiding rocks in and around the country is becoming an epidemic. At first its just once or twice a week. Before you know it, you are skipping meals and staying awake until early in the morning painting."
A former "rocker", who wishes to remain anonymous, told reporters that for her it started out as just a fun family activity. After about a month, she was forgetting to feed her kids, not sleeping, and keeping the "best rocks" for herself.
State health officials warn FL residents to contact their local law enforcement immediately or call 800-ROCKHLP if they know someone who has lost control; especially if there are children involved.