They were in the parking lot of a motel when he released the shiny red and silver mylar balloons and watched them float away.
Also watching the romantic gesture: an FHP trooper, who instead noted probable cause for an environmental crime.
Brasfield was charged with polluting to harm humans, animals, plants, etc. under the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act.
The third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.