'Not Guilty' Plea in Costumed Waver Case

      The Harlingen business owner who was cited for using a costumed person to wave outside his tax preparation office plead ~not guilty TM in court Thursday afternoon.

      David Perez from Liberty Income Tax received four citations from the City of Harlingen.

      Code enforcement claimed a man dressed as the Statue of Liberty was considered an illegal sign.

      Lady Liberty would wave to motorists outside Perez TM tax preparation office on 810 North 13th Street.

      A judge ordered Perez to meet with the city TMs attorney to try and work on an agreement before a potential trial by jury.

      Perez told Action 4 News he plans to fight the city, no matter what the cost in the end.

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