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Florida Man Arrested For Refusing To Remove His Very NSFW Bumper Sticker

Florida Man is back! (Was he ever gone?) A man was arrested in the Sunshine State for violating obscenity laws with his bumper sticker.

Dillon Shane Webb was pulled over by a Florida Sheriff Deputy, who informed the driver that he needed to remove the stickers from the back of his car that read, “I eat ass.”

Webb claimed the stickers are “just words” and cited his First Amendment right to free speech.

The deputy tried to reason, asking Webb how a parent might have to explain it to their child, but the driver countered that it would be up to the parent.

Webb has said the deputy was angry from the start of the traffic stop, and that he only had the sticker on the back of his truck for a week before he was pulled over.

“Like the whole time, he was just really rude,”

Webb told the Associated Press in an interview.

“It just felt to me like his goal was to get me in jail.”

The deputy initially cited Webb for an obscenity charge and gave him a notice to appear in court. Before sending him on his way, he asked Webb to remove one of the letters from the word “ass” in the bumper sticker so that it would not be offensive.

Webb declined.

“I said I’m not removing any letters on my sticker because that’s in violation of my First Amendment rights as a tax-paying citizen,”

Webb said.

It was then that he was arrested.

He plans to fight the charges in court. While Webb wasn’t initially aware of the obscenity law, after reading up on it, he believes it needs to be changed, as the law doesn’t well define what counts as obscene.

“What’s vulgar to me might not be vulgar to somebody else,”

Webb said.

He is currently out on a $2500 bond.

Then sheriff’s office defending the deputy’s actions, stating that there was probable cause of a crime, and noting that

“If the law is faulty then the legislature can address that or if the law is unconstitutional then the judiciary will address it,”

Florida has gained a reputation for weird news reports. Last month, a Florida man was killed by his pet cassowary. The bird is categorized as the most dangerous on the planet, and people were surprised the man just had one as a pet.

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Written by Ben Acosta

Ben Acosta is an Arizona-based fiction author and freelance writer. In his free time, he critiques media and acts in local stage productions.