New stickers adorn 'F*** Trump' truck calling out Sugar Land police
SUGAR LAND, Texas – New stickers calling out Sugar Land Police Department officers adorn the vehicle of a woman accused of felony fraud, but perhaps known best for her longstanding dispute with area officials over her expletive-laced President Trump truck decals.
KPRC2 spotted the stickers Monday when Karen Fonseca was to appear in court. The decals read, "F*** Sugar Land Police Dept."
Four names were also listed in decals below that statement. KPRC2 has confirmed three of the names are Sugar Land police officers. KPRC has learned those officers arrested Fonseca's husband on a charge of resisting arrest and two outstanding warrants, according to Doug Adolph, spokesman for the city of Sugar Land.
The fourth name listed is the alleged victim in the felony fraud case.
Fonseca told KPRC2 she does not intend to take a plea deal in the fraud case, but rather intends to fight the charge until it is dismissed.
Fonseca's day in court was reset to Sept. 10.
"We're not giving up. We're not giving up the fight," Fonseca said.
Fonseca, along with her husband, Miguel Fonseca, said the fraud charge dates back several years to a civil case. She said criminal charges were only filed after authorities got wind of the bumper stickers on her truck.
Fonseca believes she and her husband have been and continue to be targeted by authorities.
"We do believe they are being picked on because of freedom of speech and putting a sticker on their truck," said Brian Middleton, Fonseca's attorney.
Fonseca said she won't back down or keep quiet and she wants others to do the same.
"A lot of them come up to me, and they're like, 'You're setting a good example for us, you're fighting for us.' And that's what it's all about," Fonseca said. "If they can see I can do it, then they can do it, too."
Sugar Land police said they had no comment.
Nehls, who has been vocal about his belief that the window adornment constitutes 'disorderly conduct,' said Monday afternoon that the majority of Fort Bend County citizens are offended by the messages.
"To me, it's disorderly. It's not right, and for her to actually feel that she's energized and motivated by adding more names to the back of the window, I kind of feel bad for her kids and her extended family," Nehls said.
He believes Fonseca's actions are not and should not be protected by the First Amendment covering free speech. That notion is not held by retiring Fort Bend County district attorney John Healey, who declined to accept charges on the matter.
"We seem to have an enormous amount of people who want to hide now behind the First Amendment, I got it. That's what they do, they'll just say anything to anybody for whatever reason they want and they will say, 'I have the First Amendment protecting me,' and this country is on a moral decline like never before," Nehls said.
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