Tenn. woman charged after posting vulgar message about deputy on broken toilet in yard
Mar 17, 2013 at 8:23 AM
MOUNT PLEASANT — A Middle Tennessee woman is facing charges after police say she displayed a vulgar message about an officer who arrested her daughter on a drug charge.
The Daily Herald (bit.ly/YgRRUD) reports 48-year-old Patti M. Cole faces a charge of disorderly conduct after leaving the message on a broken toilet in front of a home she owns in Mount Pleasant.
The officer who the message was directed toward, Maury County Sgt. Rob Wagonshutz, filed a complaint about the message, which led to the charge.
Wagonshutz said that the message crossed the line of free expression because it used vulgar language and "created a physically offensive condition by an act that serves no legitimate purpose."
Cole did not respond to several messages left by the newspaper seeking comment.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.columbiadailyherald.com