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Second Person Arrested for Violating Peddling Ordinance

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The Bay County Sheriff's Office has arrested a second individual for violation of Bay County Ordinance 86-06 regarding the Peddlers Permit.

On August 13, 2013, at about 8 p.m., the BCSO was called to a home on Yellow Bluff Road in Panama City in reference to a suspicious person. The resident was complaining about a young man who was at her door attempting to sell children's books. The woman stated he had come to her door the day before and she had told him not to return.

Contact was made with the man Mardo Soo on Tracy Drive, a few blocks from Yellow Bluff Road. The Deputy recognized Soo as the same man he had spoken with about the peddler's ordinance just a few hours before at 5:30 p.m. At that time, a resident of a home on Pacesetter Road had complained that Soo came to the house, opened a storm door to knock on the door to the home and then stood outside yelling until the homeowner answered the door. The deputy had explained the guidelines of the permit to Soo, stressing the fact that, according to the ordinance, he would have to stop approaching homes thirty minutes before sundown.

Soo, of 3023-B Headland Avenue, Panama City, was found in violation of the Bay County Peddlers Permit Ordinance and was arrested and taken to the Bay County Jail.


Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office