Man not guilty of cat feces cursing

June 4, 2009 2:04:47 PM PDT
A Texas City man accused of use a curse word to describe what cats left behind in his yard has been acquitted of disorderly conduct. A municipal jury found 48-year-old Joseph Loflin not guilty.

Police on Feb. 8 cited Loflin over his conversation on a street with a neighbor and the man's 13-year-old daughter.

The Galveston County Daily News reported Thursday that Loflin allegedly used a vulgar term for feces three times when talking about their cats messing in his yard.

Loflin says he never meant to incite Michael Rainey or his daughter.

But Rainey says a "little piece of America died" when a jury says it's OK to curse in front of a 13-year-old "when asked not to."

Juror John-Paul Caro says lack of evidence and additional witnesses prompted Tuesday's acquittal.

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