LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man was jailed after refusing to remove an obscene sticker from his vehicle’s window.
A Columbia County Sheriff’s Office report says 23-year-old Dillon Shane Webb was arrested Sunday and charged with misdemeanor counts of violating Florida’s obscenity law and resisting an officer without violence.
It says a deputy stopped Webb in Lake City because of a sticker crudely describing a sexual appetite. The sticker said “I eat a–,” according to the Lake City Reporter.
The deputy initially cited Webb for obscenity with a notice to appear in court.
Officials say the deputy told Webb to alter the sticker to change the derogatory part but Webb refused, citing his First Amendment free speech rights. The deputy then charged Webb with resisting and took him to jail.
Webb was later released on $2,500 bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.