February 25, 2024

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| 2/12/2024

"They want me out because I am a constant reminder of how government bends over backward to favor big money instead of protecting its citizens."

-- Orlando Capote

The man in the little house engulfed by the biggest development in Coral Gables history — surrounded by 100-foot-tall parking garages and a 15-story hotel — has a new problem disturbing the tranquil life he once led on Coconut Grove Drive.

It’s not the bulldozers roaring by his kitchen window, cranes dangling over his barrel-tile roof, jackhammers jarring the crystal keepsakes in his china cabinet or six Porta Potties planted by his backyard patio.

No, he is no longer living in the middle of a construction zone.

Orlando Capote survived that five-year ordeal only to be bedeviled by his own carport. Specifically, the cover of his carport.

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