View Full Version : Woman gets jury trial for displaying plastic testicles on truck

07-28-2011, 09:28 AM
BONNEAU, S.C. (WCSC) - A Bonneau woman wanted to make a statement, so she decorated her truck with a set of red plastic testicles. And now a jury gets to decide if she was exercising free speech or being just obscene.

Virginia Tice was given a $445 ticket July 5 that accuses her of violating the state's obscene bumper sticker law.

And other than a hefty fine, the ticket is causing a huge controversy that extends far past the Bonneau city limits.

"To me it's just a personal expression," says John Caddell. "My truck's got power."

Caddell is another proud owner of the conversation starters. He says whether it's good or bad, his pair of chrome truck ornaments is driving a heated debate.

It's a bigger issue now because of Bonneau Chief of Police Franco Fuda ticketing Tice for what he says the law defines as obscene.

"Genitalia is offensive," says Chief Fuda. "As a law enforcement officer, I'll advise that person if it warrants a citation I'll issue a citation. As a father, I wouldn't want my daughter looking at it."

The South Carolina code of laws says "a sticker, decal or emblem is indecent when it describes, in a patently offensive way... sexual acts, excretory functions or parts of the human body."

Caddell says he must interpret the law differently than Police Chief Fuda.

"My interpretation is they're talking about human body parts," says Caddell. "I don't think these are human body parts... it looks like a chrome plated door knocker."


07-28-2011, 09:45 AM
Remind me never to drive through South Carolina while listening to the uncensored version of Cee-Lo Green's latest CD at full volume.

07-28-2011, 10:11 AM
The whole thing is a bit strange. Drivers have been hanging bull balls on their trucks for a very long time. In fact you can hardly find a bull hauler (cattle trailer) without a pair swinging in the breeze behind the trailer.

'Course the code of law in question specifically refers to human parts..............Would that my balls were that big!:D

07-28-2011, 10:14 AM

buy em here




These indestructible big balls are pure aluminum

and powder coated to perfection.

nobody taking my balls :)

07-28-2011, 09:05 PM
...she decorated her truck with a set of red plastic testicles...I never got truck nuts in the first place but I really don't get red ones???

07-29-2011, 01:41 PM
It's extremely bad taste and low class. It is however not something I want to see codified. I find liberal bumper stickers much more offensive.