A Texas woman made headlines after a photo of her “F**k Trump” car sticker went viral on Facebook. However, after the woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant, she added the local sheriff’s name to her truck decal.
Karen Fonseca, 46, has had the sticker directed at President Trump on her truck for nearly a year and said she’s never had any issues. However, when the Fort Bend motorist’s truck went viral, she was coincidentally arrested on an outstanding fraud charge on Thursday, reported KPRC.
She was released on a $1,500 bond.
After her release, she added a sticker to her truck which read: "F**k Troy Nehls and F**k You for Voting for Him.”
State Rep. Ron Reynolds held a press conference at the Fort Bend County Justice Center to discuss the unfair actions taken against Fonseca.
'We have to protect people's First Amendment right to free speech," Reynolds said. "A difference in political views does not give Sheriff Nehls the right to target citizens. These actions by Sheriff Nehls could be an abuse of his law enforcement authority."
When Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls saw the image, he said he was "not surprised" by the sticker and "thinks it's disgusting."
Here was Nehls' caption of the photo, as reported by KPRC:
"I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it."
Just a day after the post was made Thursday, Nehls deleted the post. His office issued this statement:
"The Sheriff made the post on his personal page. The objective of the post was to find the owner/driver of the truck and have a conversation with them in order to prevent a potential altercation between the truck driver and those offended by the message. Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post. Due to the hate messages he has been receiving towards his wife and children, the Sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further."
(Photo: KPRC-TV, NBC Local News Houston)