MIAMI – A Florida man who was jailed after refusing to remove what authorities called an obscene sticker from his vehicle’s window said Tuesday that he is fighting the charges and will defend his constitutional right to free speech.
Dillon Shane Webb, 23, was arrested Sunday and charged with misdemeanor counts of violating Florida’s obscenity law and resisting an officer without violence, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office report said.
Webb told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he plans to file a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the sheriff’s office.
“I’m tired of police forces thinking they are above the Constitution, the Bill of Rights,” Webb said.
A deputy stopped Webb in Lake City because of a vehicle sticker crudely describing a sexual appetite, the sheriff’s report said. When told about the reason for the stop, Webb reportedly said, “They’re just words.”