This is Joseph Loflin of Texas City, Texas.
A couple of months ago, Joseph got fed up with his neighbors’ cats pooping in his yard. So he strode over to where his neighbor, Michael Rainey, was playing basketball with his 13-year-old daughter. The accounts differ here, but Loflin admits to using the word “shit” in reference to the cat poo, even though Rainey asked him to stop in deference to his daughter’s sensitive ears.
Okay, so maybe that wasn’t the nicest thing to do. But did Loflin really deserve to go to court over it, as he did this week? Luckily, he was acquitted of the charges of disorderly conduct. Other people arrested under this charge recently include a woman who said “fuck” to her mother at a wal-mart and a man who said “fuck” to his female companion at Salsa’s Mexican and Seafood Restaurant.
Is there no place safe for a little harmless cursing in Texas City, Texas?