Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls wrote on Wednesday how he’s received numerous calls about “FUCK TRUMP AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM” sticker, and that he’d like to “discuss it” with the owner:
“Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it.”
A day later, Karen Fonseca, the owner of the pickup truck (pictured above), was arrested and placed on a $1,500 bond.
The Texas native was brought in on an outstanding felony warrant for possession and use of a fake identification after the sheriff’s office received a tip about it, according to BuzzFeed News.
Well, plenty of people have come to Karen’s defense, citing “free speech” in Troy’s nearly 10K of FB comments! The ACLU of Texas even called him out:
He’s since deleted his original post.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement:
“The objective of the post was to find the owner/driver of the truck and have a conversation with them in order to prevent a potential altercation between the truck driver and those offended by the message. Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post. Due to the hate messages he has been receiving towards his wife and children, the Sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further.”
Although he did hold a press conference on Wednesday night to clarify he wasn’t threatening charges, saying he had “not threatened anybody with arrest. We have not written any citations.”
Karen is out on bond, and has responded about her and her husband’s sticker, sharing:
“It’s not to cause hate or animosity. It’s just our freedom of speech and we’re exercising it.”
What are your thoughts on the decal??