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Woman escapes jail for swearing at toilet
Ananova Ltd ^ | 17th December 2007 | Ananova

Posted on 12/17/2007 11:29:53 PM PST by Westlander

A US woman who was facing jail for swearing at her toilet has been acquitted.

Dawn Herb, 31, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was charged after an off duty police officer overheard her swear at an overflowing toilet.

(Excerpt) Read more at ananova.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: freepun; jail; police; pottymouth; swearing; toilet
Toilet Police ?
1 posted on 12/17/2007 11:29:54 PM PST by Westlander
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To: Westlander

That cop is a moron, he was just pissed she told him to F*** off, so he arrested her


2 posted on 12/17/2007 11:37:18 PM PST by Bastiat_Fan
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To: Westlander

toilet of venus?
3 posted on 12/17/2007 11:38:01 PM PST by robomatik
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To: Westlander
I swear a appropriate word for the situation when it comes to when the toilet over flows.
4 posted on 12/17/2007 11:38:35 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Westlander

I read the article and looked at the picture of the toilet. It looks like a residential bathroom, inside a private home. How can a police officer control a citizen using free speech inside her home?

To quote Bugs Bunny - “what a maroon!”


5 posted on 12/17/2007 11:42:04 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do work American's won't do)
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To: Westlander

Was it a public toilet or her own toilet in her house? If it was hers in her house, she must have been yelling pretty loudly for him to hear her out on the sidewalk/street. The picture makes it look as though it was her toilet.


6 posted on 12/17/2007 11:43:08 PM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: Westlander

With the utmost respect to the victim, she does look like she has abused a few toilets in her life. The cop was trying to give the toilet a break.


7 posted on 12/17/2007 11:48:37 PM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: robomatik

8 posted on 12/17/2007 11:52:49 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

Nice 'cell' you've got there.
9 posted on 12/17/2007 11:52:50 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

GUILTY !


10 posted on 12/17/2007 11:58:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Westlander

The most egregious case of a crime against an inanimate object that I am familiar with occurred here in Lubbock back in the late 70s.

A gentleman had stopped at a closed service station to get some cigarettes from their outdoor vending machine (this was back when such things still existed). He deposited his 75 cents but did not get his smokes. Incensed, he drew a .357 magnum revolver and fired all 6 shots into the offending machine. A policeman happened to be passing by and promptly arrested the enraged smoker.

I never did find out what became of his case.


11 posted on 12/18/2007 12:05:48 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: atomic conspiracy

He’s probably President of the American Lung Association now.


12 posted on 12/18/2007 12:09:16 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Pinkbell

It was her own bathroom in her house.


13 posted on 12/18/2007 12:19:04 AM PST by DB
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To: DB

Wow. I guess she was cursing out her toilet so loudly he heard her from the road.


14 posted on 12/18/2007 12:37:22 AM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: Westlander

i like your webpage! patton rules! as does rommel and napoleon.


15 posted on 12/18/2007 12:43:19 AM PST by robomatik
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To: kinoxi
Heroine of the potty-mouths.
16 posted on 12/18/2007 12:54:17 AM PST by FreePoster (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: Westlander
The judge dismissed the case. Good thing. It would have been nearly impossible to find 12 people who had never swore at a plugged up toliet to serve on the jury.
17 posted on 12/18/2007 1:21:51 AM PST by goldfinch
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To: kinoxi

WTF? Where the eff did she effing get that effing 3-foot-long effing bathtub? $h1t!!


18 posted on 12/18/2007 3:18:40 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Westlander

Theoretically she faced jail. Any summary offense in Pennsylvania carries a potential sentence of up to 90 days. She almost certainly (99.99999999999999 out of 100)would have been just fined. I agree though that cursing should not warrant a summary offense.


19 posted on 12/18/2007 3:44:53 AM PST by tort_feasor (FreeRepublic.com - Tommorrow's News, Today)
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To: Right Wing Assault

It’s not really 3 feet, its the normal 5 1/2 feet. Your perspective is off due to the large black object on the left hand side of the picture.


20 posted on 12/18/2007 4:24:11 AM PST by C210N
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To: Westlander

“There ought to be a room in every house to swear in. It’s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that.”
- Mark Twain


21 posted on 12/18/2007 7:28:07 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: C210N
Your perspective is off due to the large black object on the left hand side of the picture.

Oh, $h1t! You're effing right!

22 posted on 12/18/2007 7:44:41 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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