New York Gym Owner Rips Up His $15K Government Fine on Live TV
It’s now obvious that the most draconian state in America for lockdown is New York, as Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blassio work in concert to try and shutter their state’s economy and keep citizens under house arrest, supposedly to keep people “safe from the virus.” This is spelling disaster for millions of New Yorkers now facing social and financial ruin. The problem is the numbers do not add up – neither the epidemiological numbers, nor the economic ones.
One business owner fought back this week. The owner of of Athletes Unleased gym in Buffalo took to the airwaves this week to make his protest known, as he ripped up his $15,000 fine issued by the Erie County Health Department. His protest has jarred state officials fearing other lawful businesses may also rebel against the state’s authoritarian diktats.
BUFFALO (WKBW) — The Erie County Health Department confirms it has fined Robby Dinero, the owner of Athletes Unleashed in Orchard Park, after a confrontation with health sanitarians. Dinero told Fox News on Tuesday that the fine was for $15,000. Dinero then appeared to rip up the fine up on live television.
According to a spokesperson for the ECDOH, “our department delivered a stipulation and fine to that facility today.”
Dinero was hosting a protest inside Athletes Unleashed Friday night for local business owners concerned about their livelihood after the State shut down portions of Erie County. Acting on a tip, representatives from the Erie County Department of Health and deputies from the Erie County Sheriff’s office, showed up to Athletes Unleashed to investigate.
Dinero told 7 Eyewitness News that the health sanitarians came onto private property, and had no business being there.
“They found out they messed with the wrong bunch of patriots,” said Dinero in a previous interview with 7 Eyewitness News. “I’m not here to argue with the Governor or the County Executive about spike rates—I don’t care,” he said. “Freedom can never be subjugated to fear,” he said. Watch:
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a statement on the situation. It reads, in part:
“Mark Poloncarz crossed a line. Punitively punishing a small business owner that served our country is despicable. People are fed up. The resistance against power hungry politicians destroying businesses with arbitrary COVID rules they make up as they go along has begun. Enough is enough. Mark Poloncarz is a bully that cares more about shutting down the economy, closing schools, regulating churches and damaging families than protecting the health of our community.”
During Dinero’s interview with Fox News, he says the restrictions go too far.
“Any infringement on our liberty goes too far. We were born with inalienable rights bestowed on us by our creator. They are guaranteed by the Constitution, specifically the Bill of Rights,” says Dinero on Fox News. “Our freedom cannot end where people’s fear starts.”
A GoFundMe has also been created to help pay Dinero’s fine.
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