Punta Gorda, Florida (WBBH) – A woman is claiming she was pulled over for being a Christian.
Florida Highway Patrol wrote Judy Jones a ticket for having vinyl lettering on her truck’s windshield. However, she claims the trooper did it because of her faith.
“First thing he said to me, he said, ‘I want you to know that you are breaking the law.’ And I said, ‘How am I breaking the law, sir?’ He said, ‘With that sign up there, that Jesus thing up there,'” she said.
Jones got a $100 ticket and is fighting her case.
“I’m going to court for Jesus,” said Jones.
Florida law says no one can drive a car that has any signage or material on a windshield that is not transparent.
“It is not obstructing any, my sight at all.”
Russell Uhlig helps with the same decal installations on other cars and has the same stickers. He’s never been ticketed.
“In no vehicle that I have had that put on, from mine to anyone else’s does it block that view. Every one of those decals are in that tint strip,” said Uhlig.
Jones thinks it could only be one thing: “I was picked out to be picked on in the name of Jesus.”
Florida Highway Patrol says that in no way did the officer write Jones the ticket because of its content. They say it was simply in violation of state law.
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