Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Potty mouth

This is why I keep the windows closed when watching Penn State games.

TT: The West Scranton woman accused of cursing at her commode said she plans to enter a not guilty plea in court today.

Dawn Herb, of 924 Luzerne St., is facing a disorderly conduct charge that was issued after she started swearing at her backed-up toilet near an open window last week. If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $300 fine.

She will receive legal assistance from the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which is expected to represent her.


Who hasn't let loose with a few choice words when something has gone wrong around the house? When I was growing up my old man would go through the roof when the furnace or water heater, etc. would act up creating a scene akin to the one in the Christmas Story. I think I was 10 or 11 before someone explained to me that fuck wasn't something you did when you hit your hand with a hammer.

You would think that this would be dropped after all the publicity making the cops look silly but Scranton Director of Public Safety Ray Hayes said he stands by the officer’s decision. “Upon further review, many types of these incidents are not as cut and dry as they originally appear,” he said. “Freedom of speech is not an unfettered right.”

4 comments:

Bill said...

I need more information on this, it seems like the lady yealled at her toliet and the cop wlaking by tooke her address.

If she was yelling at her toliet a neighbor asked her to stop and thenshe kept up then she can be arrested.

it is just sad that cops in DC do thier job right and get questioned by the people, while cops in small towns take people in for cursing, not watering thier lawns, or putting to much salt on thier burgers

D.B. Echo said...

My understanding was that the cop was her neighbor.

Makes you think maybe you should close the windows before putting on any Quentin Tarantino or David Mamet movies.

Come to think of it, there was that incident a while back involving the guy who was watching some hardcore bondage porn in his apartment, and the neighbor who broke down his door while wielding a samurai sword, trying to save the damsel in distress...

Anonymous said...

if the neighbor was not a cop, she would not have been cited.
and how irresponsible that a police officer would take another officer off the street to check on someone swearing.

Anonymous said...

Sh*t, wtf is this society headed for? Don't Scranton cops have something better to do? People are being arrested for cursing in their own homes? What's next am I going to get a dui for drinking a beer while while cutting my grass on my John Deer?