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Sarasota News Leader June 14, 2013 Page 81 Siesta Seen The Florida Highway Patrol told Cappetta about a week after the incident that it had determined the vehicle that struck his pedicab was a 2004/2005 midnight blue Scion TC. That Scion would have suffered extensive damage from the center of the hood to the area around the right front fender (quarter panel) and the door on that side, according to the FHP investigation. The vehicle also lost its mirror assembly and front air dam, the FHP told him. He had searched junkyards from Fort Myers to south of St. Petersburg, he said just before the start of the Siesta Key Village Association meeting on June 4. He had even called car dealerships to determine whether any vehiMark Smith addresses the Siesta Key Associacle matching the FHP's description had been tion earlier this year. File photo brought in for repairs. Surprisingly, Cappetta added, he received some rather nasty retorts Located at 5208 Ocean Blvd. in Siesta Village, the shop is so popular, Patterson pointed out, from people at the dealerships. that patrons spilling over into the grassy area He was just very, very thankful, he told me, in front of it have prevented the landscaping that none of the injuries was serious — no from flourishing. That is why the bench had broken bones. been requested. Anyone with information about the incident The problem, she said, is what is and is not on Saturday, May 18, is urged to call Cappetta allowed according to the ordinance that govat his office, 343-3400, or on his cell phone, erns upkeep of the Village. 586-4553. You also are welcome to leave a message on the Sun Ride Pedicab Facebook After staff had a chance to weigh in with some page. observations about that ordinance, Patterson won unanimous support for a formal motion BIG OLAF'S AND THE BENCH on May 7 that called for staff to "do what's Regular readers will recall that Sarasota Coun- necessary to facilitate a bench in front of Big ty Commissioner Nora Patterson, who lives on Olaf's." the key, raised the point with her fellow commissioners on April 24 that representatives of Commissioner Christine Robinson, who secSiesta organizations had inquired about putting onded the motion, pointed out that architect a bench in front of Big Olaf's ice cream shop. Mark Smith, chairman of the Siesta Key Village

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