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Police Ticket South Carolina Man For Displaying Replica Testicles On Truck

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP/CBS) — You see them on the road across the US. Just about any place you can find a truck, you'll eventually see them: replica testicles hanging from the rear bumper.

For the second time in a year, a South Carolina officer has ticketed a motorist for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle.

A Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy stopped a truck Sunday evening after noticing the display on the rear bumper. The incident report says the driver removed the display after being stopped but he was arrested for driving without a license. He was also given a warning ticket for having an obscene display.

Last July, a Berkeley County, South Carolina woman was ticketed for having a similar display on the back of her truck. That case is to go to trial in municipal court in the town of Bonneau. That trial has been delayed three times and no new trial date has been set.

CBS13 contacted the Joaquin Jeepers, a 4x4 owners group located in Stockton, to find out what they thought about the ticket, and if they knew of any California residents who had been also ticketed for displaying the testicles.

"I've never heard of anyone being pulled over," said Joaquin Jeepers club member, Ken Rowe. "I've seen it, and it's like, oh yeah, okay. But maybe people take it a little too far."

We called the CHP to find out if displaying the testicles could lead to a ticket in California, but our call was not immediately returned.

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