Truck's Trump f-bomb catches sheriff's attention

FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS - The Fort Bend County sheriff's Facebook post about a pickup driver with a F__K Trump sign on his window has blown up. 

Sheriff Troy Nehls posted a photo of the truck and a sign that reads "F__k Trump and F__k you for voting for him."

In his post, Nehls said there could be charges against the driver: "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. 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."

The post has thousands of comments and shares.

Some followers agree the driver should face charges. 

"I've seen this truck, and I would pleased if the owner of this vehicle was prosecuted for disorderly conduct. My children saw this, and I was infuriated they were subjected to this offensive display," wrote one mom. 

But others are defending the truck owner's right to free speech. 

"If the owner turns his or herself in and then faces charges, please tell me where I can contribute to a legal defense fund to help defend against these politically motivated charges," one man posted.

In response to the critics, Nehls posted the disorderly conduct law. It reads, in part, "Uses abusive, indecent, profane or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of  peace."

What do you think: Disorderly conduct or free speech? Tap here to join our Facebook debate. 

 

© 2017 KHOU-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment