Wanted: This pickup driver, whose sticker is 'disorderly conduct,' Texas sheriff says

Houston-area sheriff goes after driver with 'offensive' anti-Trump decal

Police in Texas posted on Facebook they are looking for the driver of a truck with an offensive political sticker on it.

Sheriff Troy E. Nehls says citizens in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, have been calling about the sticker displayed on the back windshield of a white GMC Sierra pickup truck often seen on FM 359.

"If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you", the sheriff wrote.

But what caused outrage was Nehls statement that per the station's prosecutor "she would accept disorderly conduct charges regarding it".

The post has since been deleted. Nehls said he supports freedom of speech but anxious that profane messages could incite others and lead to confrontations that would disturb the peace he's pledged to keep.

Fonseca says the message has been on the rear window of the pickup for almost a year and it'll stay there for the time-being. "No Sheriff Nehls, you can't prosecute speech just because it contains words you don't like", ACLU said.




Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls on Wednesday posted a photo of a sign on a truck that reads, "F (expletive) Trump and f (expletive) you for voting for him".

State law says the sticker could be considered disorderly conduct, which is defined as "abusive, indecent, profane or vulgar language in a public place" that "tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace", the Chronicle reported.

"It would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck", Nehls said.

Sheriff Nehls says he wanted to talk to the truck owner to try to get the message modified somehow. "I've been stopped numerous times, but they can't write me a ticket".

"Unless [Nehls] can show me where it says that in the law book, it's not coming down until the weather takes it down or I replace it with something else", he told local station KHOU. "I don't want to see anything happen to anyone. They smile. They stop you", said Fonseca. "They want to shake your hand".

Profanity is sometimes, but not always, protected under the First Amendment's right to free speech. Fonseca is passionately opposed to Trump's presidency, particularly on the subject of his proposed border wall, and people reportedly tell her that they "wish they had the guts" to post similar anti-Trump messaging on their vehicles.

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