Reports of several floats being kicked out of Friday's Battle of Flowers parade have been confirmed by KSAT 12.
SAPD booted the floats at the request of parade organizers-- including that of El Rey Feo's -- for throwing beads, medals and other souvenir items from the float to the people lining the Broadway parade route.
SAPD said parade organizers gave repeated warnings for those on the floats against throwing items off the floats.
When I was a kid, I remember almost every float in a parade threw candy to the kids. Of course, that was in a small town, and maybe they do/did things differently in a smaller scale parade than in a big city parade. In any case, it makes for an interesting notion to consider the possiblity of El Rey Feo being led away in handcuffs by the police.