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Wednesday, October 17, 2007


A Scranton, Pa., woman was cited for disorderly conduct when she shouted profanities at her overflowing toilet.

Dawn Herb was yelling for her daughter to get a mop when her toilet started to back up, but let a few other choice words fly that offended her neighbor who heard the tirade through an open bathroom window.

Herb's neighbor, an off-duty city police officer, asked the woman to keep it down, but when she continued, he reported the foul-mouthed woman to police.

Herb said she doesn't recall what she said that offended her neighbor. She could face up to 90 days in jail and a $300 fine.

American Civil Liberties Union attorney Mary Catherine Roper took issue with the citation. She said a person can't be prosecuted for swearing at a toilet or a cop.

Where's a dump button when you need one?

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Blogger Mark said...

Gotta love it - you don't have the right to swear in your own home anymore because someone might overhear it and be offended.

Wed Oct 17, 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Shut the windows, or shut the mouth...I guess that's the new rule. It's not called the crapper for nothin'. Looks like a case for Judge Judy.

Wed Oct 17, 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Ralph said...


Wed Oct 17, 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

It leaves Mr.Thomas Crapper the inventor of this device spinning in his grave.
If I were arrested every time I cursed at my overflowing terlet,I'd be doin life 'bout now.
Nothing better than a warm throne on a cold winter's morn,eh?

Hopefully she'll get off with community the crapper in the judges chambers.

Wed Oct 17, 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Sorry, but Chloe looks like she's in training to be a supermodel! :}

Sun Oct 21, 01:18:00 PM  

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