Charges Dropped Against Florida Man for Sticker on Truck Claiming he Eats Ass

Charges have been dropped against a Florida man arrested for a sticker on his truck claiming he eats ass.

A Florida man says his rights were violated after he was arrested for sporting an "I Eat Ass" sticker while driving his Chevrolet pick up truck.

Dillon Shane Webb, 23, was pulled over and ultimately arrested by a deputy with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office after the deputy spotted his "I Eat Ass" sticker while patrolling Highway 90 in Columbia, Florida.

Assistant State Attorney John Foster Durrett wrote that all charges against Dillon Shane Webb have been dropped.

The letter explained how Webb's sticker claiming "I Eat Ass" is indeed protected by the First Amendment.

"Having evaluated the evidence through the prism of Supreme Court precedent it is determined the Defendant has a valid defense to be raised under the First Amendment of our United States Constitution."

"Given such, a jury would not convict under these facts," Durrett wrote on May 9 in a letter to the Columbia Sheriff's Office.

Dashcam video, seen above, from Webb's May 5 arrest shows the deputy explaining to Webb the reason for pulling him over was due to "the derogatory sticker" on the rear window of his truck.

"How is it derogatory?" Webb asks the deputy.

"How is it not derogatory?" he asks in response.

The deputy then explains that he has four kids and if one were to ask him "what eating ass meant," he would be upset.

"What you have in the back of your truck is a misdemeanor in the state of Florida," he says before issuing Webb a citation.

However, after Webb refused to remove one S from the sticker at the deputy's request so it would read "I Eat As" instead, he was arrested.

The deputy attempted to claim the sticker violated Florida state statute 847.011, which deals with distributing or possessing obscene material.

He can also be heard in the video asking a supervisor if he can charge Webb with "resisting" for refusing to modify the sticker upon request.

"Is that not resisting?" he asks a supervisor, dash cam video shows.

Webb's attorney Andrew Bonderud, who has represented PINAC in the past, said he is now considering a "number of potential claims" against the sheriff's office.

"Now we transition from defense to offense,"" Bonderud told Orlando Weekly.

"The First Amendment was our defense. What is Sheriff Hunter's defense? We will find out!"

The sticker did not fulfill the rigorously applied standard to be deemed obscene, which usually involves something pornographic.

"[The sticker] could be a euphemism for a number of things," Bonderud said.

"The bottom line is he and his friends thought it would be funny and he shouldn't end up in jail for making a joke," Bonderud told BuzzFeed, acknowledging Webb's style of free speech was "unique."

"I think it was brave of him to refuse to take down what he thought was protected free speech," he added.

"I think it showed courage in his part."

Watch dashcam footage from the stop above.

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Comments (8)
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Rdddd
Rdddd

i don't know where to start. Both the cop and his supervisor are dumb as a box of rocks. I was floored when I watched the video. So fucking stupid! They dont know the application or syntax and basic fundemental rights??! One night 3-4 years ago I gave the finger to a deputy sheriff who was shadowing me while I was driving. I pulled into a parking lot and stopped for what I was doing. He pulled up jumped ut of his car with his hand on his gun and started screaming at me for what I did. Believe it or not, he called for backup from the city accross the street and they came all out with lights and sirens. One came to me, and I explained it was free speach protected by the constitution. Both of the city cops calmed him down and I went about my business, but a day or two later noticed that he had written his shit on the back of my canopy with his finger in the dust/road grime on the window. I'm amazed at how juvenile and weak willed/minded that so many cops are.

kromen
kromen

I knew this charge wasn't going to stick.

PoliceViolenceVictim
PoliceViolenceVictim

Florida cops like to use that "resisting arrest" catch all charge when they don't have a legitimate reason to arrest people. And "tow his shit?". Using profanity in the work place is unprofessional. I mean, if they were out working in the oil fields or a crab boat, sure. But they are entrusted with keeping order and they have a great deal of power. They should act professional.

Ben Keller
Ben Keller

Editor

Either way, if he knew it's protected his actions were sad.

If he didn't know, that's sad too.

No easy way our for this dipstick.

Nick Nitro
Nick Nitro

Ego midgets with badges are the worse kind..he should have to pay for everything for being stupid and the same goes for the idiot on the phone call..passengers do not have to ID police..