Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Beach Access Confrontation Escalates On Siesta Key
"Let those pasty-faced tourists from Indiana show themselves now." Marianne Page
Marianne Page, angered by tourists walking on "her" beach has taken her battle to the next level by erecting a concrete pillbox in her back yard, complete with a 50 mm cannon. When contacted, Sarasota County Code Enforcement said that all permits were filed and approved, as the structure will not be used as a residence and occupied only during weekend 'invasions.'
Said Mrs. Page, "Apparently swinging my cane at them wasn't enough. They called me 'crazy' and a 'crotchety old woman'. They want a war? I'll give them a war they won't believe...."
With that, she tied a black bandanna around her forehead and disappeared into the concrete gun emplacement.