Believe it or not, a third person has been ticketed for cursing in public in Galveston County.
First it was Kathryn Fridge, arrested for dropping an F-bomb in a La Marque Wal-Mart. Then it was the guy from Queens, ticketed for talking like a guy from Queens, in a Galveston diner.
Now it's a Texas City man, who neighbors say constantly "used the S-word" in discussing how he didn't like their cats defecating in his yard.
Joesph Loflin was cited for disorderly conduct by Texas City police after the dispute, the Galveston County Daily News reports.
Loflin, a former cop, says he's baffled and wasn't shouting during the exchange.
The neighbor -- who happens to deliver papers for the News -- says Loflin kept using the word, even though the neighbor's 13-year-old daughter was present.
Apparently the two neighbors have been feuding for a while.
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Loflin is demanding his day in court.
"I was a cop seven years, with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and College of the Mainland, and I would have never written that stupid ticket," Loflin told the News.
That's "stupid fucking ticket," Loflin. Get it right.
At any rate, consider yourself warned: If you head down the Gulf Freeway, please adopt a Leave It To Beaver approach to language. For crissake.