Florida city accidentally sells its water tower

Jun 14th

Yes, recently the city of Brooksville, Florida accidentally sold its water tower.

Don't worry though, the man who made the purchase has deeded the tower back to the city because he's cool like that.

You're a gentleman and a scholar, Bobby Read.

See, Bobby Read was just trying to get his hands on the building that sits near the base of the water tower, so last year he approached the city about it.

Here's the place by the way:

So after he approached the city, they were like, "yeah, you got it bro, why don't we sell you this hip little building for, say, $55,000? That way you can have your little gym or whatever and you can help people get fit."

But then:

During the closing of the sale, which was May 5, Read told city officials he thought the legal description was more extensive than what he was buying. But officials signed over the property anyway, using the legal description they had.

Several days later, when Read went to the Hernando County Property Appraiser's office to get an address for his new business location, he was told that the parcel he bought included the entire water tower site.

OOPS!!!

Well I guess this proves that government is useless and libertarians were right all along.

Good thing Bobby Read is a nice guy, or else the city of Brookville would look even dumber right about now.


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