August 1st, 2011 11:58 EST
Old Woman Faces Jury Trial Over Plastic Testicles
"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."
Elderly people should have a special dispensation to indulge in all types of eccentric behavior. If a young friend of mine drove a truck with plastic testicles hanging from the back, I would admonish him for his lack of class. But if the old lady who lives next door to me did the same thing, I would simply smile and say "interesting decoration, Ma`am."
Usually I tailgate an old lady who is going about ten miles under the speed limit, but if she had plastic gonads hanging in her car, I would protectively clutch my family jewels and give her a wide berth.
It`s a shame that a police officer felt compelled to issue Tice a ticket, he needs to get on the ball and go after real threats to public safety like speeders and drunk drivers.
If there are no women in the jury the old bat may end up behind bars for the rest of her life.
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