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South Carolina woman faces trial for fake testicles
July 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM

 Thoughts? LOL

(Reuters) - The police chief of a small South Carolina town will ask a jury to decide if a woman broke the state's obscenity laws by driving a pickup truck with plastic testicles hanging from the back.

Bonneau Police Chief Franco Fuda ticketed Virginia Tice, 65, in early July at a local convenience store after spying the adornment dangling from her truck.

South Carolina law considers a bumper sticker, decal or device indecent when it describes, in an offensive way as determined by contemporary community standards, "sexual acts, excretory functions, or parts of the human body."

The offense carries a maximum fine of $445 but no jail time, Fuda said.

"This is certainly not a staple of my ticket writing in Bonneau," the police chief told Reuters on Wednesday.

The Charleston law firm Savage & Savage will represent Tice for free, attorney Scott Bischoff said. The trial had been scheduled for next week but was delayed because the defendant will be out of town.

"She's such a sweet lady and she just says 'I don't want to pay the fine.' We'll let a jury decide whether this is really criminal behavior. I don't want to take away from the importance of free speech, but it's really comical," he said.

Lawmakers in some states have sought to ban the colorful plastic or rubber devices that go by brand names such as Bulls Balls and Truck Nutz.

Fuda said if the fake testicles were a free speech issue, "I don't know what they would be trying to express."

"I went to (a) few websites that said, excuse the expression, 'show your nuts,'" he said. "I didn't see anywhere it said support your local proctologist or farmer."

Replies

  • VintageWife
    July 28, 2011 at 12:09 PM

     Are we talking about those ones people hang from the trailer hitch of their truck? They are distasteful (no pun intended), but I don't know about criminal.

  • carolina_gal
    July 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM

     Yep, that's them!

    Quoting VintageWife:

     Are we talking about those ones people hang from the trailer hitch of their truck? They are distasteful (no pun intended), but I don't know about criminal.

     

  • johnny4ever
    July 28, 2011 at 4:25 PM

     no biggie

  • xxLukesMamaxx
    July 28, 2011 at 6:39 PM
    Hope she gets off the hook.. I think it's silly to fine her
  • earthangel1967
    July 28, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    I think they are stupid and tacky but not criminal

  • betsystipo
    July 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM

     *sigh*  seriously there are just too many laws and stuff

  • Liansmommie
    July 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM


    Quoting earthangel1967:

    I think they are stupid and tacky but not criminal


  • lovinangels
    July 28, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Well, according to THAT LAW IN THAT STATE, they are subject to a fine. She should probably campaign to have the law changed because it violates freedom of speech.

  • lenoxclan
    July 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    I think they are childish but IDK about getting fined..I mean the cops wife in me says, well she broke the law(even if it is a stupid law)but the other part in me thinks, REALLY REALLY..LOL

  • TruthSeeker.
    July 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM

     

    Quoting VintageWife:

     Are we talking about those ones people hang from the trailer hitch of their truck? They are distasteful (no pun intended), but I don't know about criminal.

        I agree!

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