The woman in Texas is most likely slapping herself in the face after speaking up about her “F— Trump” sticker.
Karen Fonseca has become the center of attention after the local sherif, Troy Nehls, put up the picture of the truck that had lead to numerous complaints.
The officers post went viral mostly because of his assertion that it could lead to a disorderly conduct charge for a driver who explicitly showed profanity as free speech. Nehls has deleted the Facebook post after attracting nation wide attention.
Reported by ijr:
Pickup truck owner Karen Fonseca made headlines for the large sticker on the back of her vehicle. The sticker reads, “F**k Trump and f**k you for voting for him.”
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls revealed he had received many calls complaining about the sticker. He said Fonseca could be charged with disorderly conduct, which extends to the use of profanity in a public space. He clarified that he didn’t want to arrest her but hoped they could come to an agreement on using different words.
The threat of charging Fonseca saw the ACLU of Texas get involved, saying the sheriff can’t “prosecute speech”:
.@SheriffTNehls, you can’t prosecute speech just because it has the word “f*ck” in it. (And the owner of the truck should feel free to contact @ACLUTx.) #ConstitutionalLaw101 #FreeSpeech pic.twitter.com/WPWUW5fFwo
— ACLU of Texas (@ACLUTx) November 15, 2017
It turns out Fonseca was arrested, but not for the sticker. With all the attention she was receiving, the police discovered she had an outstanding felony warrant for fraud. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Houston’s Fox 26 that Fonseca was booked into the county jail.
She was able to post bond and was released on Thursday night.
Upon her release, Fonseca said the arrest was simply in retaliation for refusing to take down the sticker:
Owner of the now infamous “F-@realDonaldTrump Truck” speaks to us after bonding out of jail. She was arrested 1 day after refusing to take down F-Trump decal. Arrested on unrelated fraud warrant. She says this was simply retaliation from @FBCSO for the sticker #khou11 pic.twitter.com/FZpXDbWZ1K
— Marcelino Benito (@MarcelinoKHOU) November 17, 2017
The controversial truck owner does not plan on taking down the sticker anytime soon.