A Texas woman, who was threatened by a police officer on Facebook as her truck displayed a big anti-Donald Trump sticker that read "F**k Trump and F**k you for Voting for Him", has been arrested on a previous outstanding warrant, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Karen Fonseca was arrested on Thursday (16 November) for possession and use of a fake identification. The fraud case dates back to August, jail records show. The 46-year-old's bail is set at $1,500 (£1134).
She remained in the county jail till Thursday night.
On Wednesday, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls had threatened Fonseca with a disorderly conduct charge over the "offensive" sticker.
However, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office told BuzzFeed News it received a tip on Wednesday "that there was an outstanding felony warrant" for the driver.
According to reports, Nehls, who is a Republican, has been thinking about running for Congress.
On Wednesday, he shared the photo of Fonseca's truck on his Facebook profile and wrote: "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it."
The Sheriff later deleted the post, but the American Civil Liberties Union who had saved it offered him a reminder that the constitution allows people the freedom of speech.
Nehls in a press conference said: "We have not threatened anybody with arrest. We have not written any citations."
"But I think now it would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck."
Fonseca in an interview with Houston Chronicle said that she and her husband had put the sticker up after President Donald Trump's inauguration. She said she had been getting all types of reactions for the sticker.
Fonseca added that although she was pulled over by police officers many times no ticket was issued. "It's not to cause hate or animosity," Fonseca told the paper. "It's just our freedom of speech and we're exercising it."
The Fort Bend County sheriff's office released a statement on Thursday afternoon that read: "The Sheriff made the post on his Personal page. The objective of the post was to find the owner/driver of the truck and have a conversation with them in order to prevent a potential altercation between the truck driver and those offended by the message. Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post. Due to the hate messages he has been receiving towards his wife and children, the Sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further."