Police in Fort Bend County are hunting a local man whose abrasively worded pickup sticker has set tongues wagging.
Sheriff Troy E Nehls posted a photo on Facebook of the pickup driving down the FM 395, with a decal reading ‘F**k Trump and f**k you for voting for him’ on its back window.
‘Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding [the sticker], but I feel [police and the driver] could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it,’ he wrote.
Nevertheless, Nehls seemed to hope that his post might bear fruit; instead, it bore the brunt of a lot of angry Facebook posters.
‘Your prosecutor should concentrate on real crime,’ wrote Antonio Herrera, while Alissa Nguyen said: ‘What A Joke. Love Seeing our law enforcement wasting time and energy on pointless s**t.’
And Kasey Rose-Hodge remarked: ‘If I had to explain what “grab them by the p***y” meant to my kids, you can explain “F**k Trump” to yours.’
In an attempt to impress upon the commenters the importance of this investigation, Nehls posted the definition of disorderly conduct according to local law.
It cites using ‘abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place’ that ‘tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace’.
However, should the prosecutor attempt to press charges, he or she may find themselves hitting a Supreme Court-shaped brick wall.
In 1971, in the case Cohen v California, the Supreme Court overturned a conviction against a 19-year-old Paul Robert Cohen for wearing a jacket reading ‘F**k the draft’ in a courthouse.