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UPDATE: South Carolina Sheriff Thrown In Jail After Issuing TRUCK NUTZ Fine

INSTANT COMEUPPANCE, BIYOTCHES. The killjoy police chief who fined a 65-year-old woman for hanging red Truck Nutz off her pickup truck turns out to be a bit of a “Joe Walsh” himself. He was tossed into the clink for owing $15,000 in back child support payments that he hadn’t paid since 2006. Is it sheer coincidence that he was finally arrested mere days after he decided to hunt down Truck Nutz? TRUCK NUTZ 1 POLICE 0.

Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies took the chief of Bonneau’s police department to family court Wednesday and held him there until he came up with over $15,000 in overdue child support.

Judge Wayne Creech found Chief Franco Fuda in contempt of court and gave him the chance to pay what he owed to an ex-wife in Illinois before sending him to Berkeley County Detention Center, according to court documents.

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According to court records, Fuda kept up with his $275 per-month child support payments from December 1992, when his wife gained custody of their infant son in their divorce, until January 2004, when his payments became more sporadic. In June 2006, Fuda stopped paying altogether for at least three years, records state.

[The Post and Courier; thanks to Wonkette operative "Chuck H."]

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93 comments

  1. DrunkIrishman

    South Carolina should create its own reality show.

    They could call it Southern Nutz.

    1. elviouslyqueer

      Shit, son. They'd have to fight Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi for proprietary naming rights.

    2. Tundra Grifter

      They used to call San Francisco "Granola" – after you got through the fruits and the nuts, all that was left was the flakes.

      I'd call the South "Mixed Nutz."

    3. RavenRant

      Starring Mark Sanford and Basil Marceaux. And the 'does it to you' guy, whatever his name was.

      I think ol' Basil should throw his hat in the ring. Marceaux 2012!

  2. Madfall

    Sometimes karmic consequences are beautiful, beautiful things.

    Although obviously I give less than a toss about plastic nutz.

  3. BaldarTFlagass

    "Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you pull over a lady with Trucknutz out on the highway, I'll take your badge away from you, stick it up your ass and poke you with the pin in your dick."

    "Trucknutz?"

    "You said it, man. Nobody fucks with the Trucknutz."

  4. widestanceroman

    Interesting that he found the money once he saw bars from both sides (now).

    Is prison life easy for ex-cops? I'm thinkin' not so much, but at least he'll make new friendships to last a lifetime.

    1. zhubajie

      Well, when I lived in Butler Co., Ohio (between Cincinnati and Dayton), the local sheriff got 90 days in jail for pistol-whipping a deputy and threatening to kill him. He spent the nights in the solitary confinement cell, for safety's sake, but was let out days to work,as sheriff!

  5. Callyson

    On July 7 of this year, Berkeley County Clerk of Court Mary Brown sent a memo to Bonneau's payroll department ordering that Fuda's wages be withheld to pay his arrears.
    Can we send Mary Brown to Congress' payroll department now?

  6. BornInATrailer

    "I ticketed an older woman for Truck Nutz and didn't pay my child support" will make for superior prison bragging material.

    1. Rotundo_

      Either that or one helluva country song: Mah daddy's in prison for child support, and trucknutz. My mawmuh laughed 'til she done pee'd herself. Trucknutz oh Trucknutz you fed me when I was a baby, etc. ad nauseum…

  7. SayItWithWookies

    If Mr. Fuda had paid more attention to his own nuts and less to that lady's, none of this would've happened.

  8. MinAgain

    You know, having a pair of low-hanging balls is not necessarily an advantage in jail.

  9. glamourdammerung

    Funny how all these authoritarians tend to have proverbial (and sometimes literal) skeletons in their closets.

  10. pinkocommi

    If he didn't cough up the outstanding child support, the ex-wife in Illinois should have hung Fuda's nuts on her truck.

    1. Negropolis

      The news just broke, today, right? There is still time. I don't expect a resignation, but it seems a possibility if this story is hit hard enough. I'd imagine there has to be more to come out of this…

    1. Rotundo_

      Bubbas don't understand the intricate nature of those things; foreplay before you fuel up? Bubbas are more anxious to get in the convenience store, buy that carton of smokes and twelve pack of Bud Light and light up than fool around with the gas cap for a few minutes before fuelin' up. Kind of like trying to get done with stuff before Leno comes on 'cause they don't want to miss the monologue or Jaywalking.

    2. DustBowlBlues

      I keep trying to tell you people: the next fortune to be made is in Timothy McVeigh commemorative tee shirts and truck nutz for scooters.

    3. BaldarTFlagass

      No shit. You'd think something like that would be more popular than Dunkin Donuts and Zestra combined.

  11. V572 Hair of Destiny

    This is what Dr King was referring to when he said, "The arc of the universe is wide, but it bends toward justice."

  12. TX_Bluebonnets

    And what was jail like for you, Chief Fuda?

    Just got teabagged all damn day by some guy that looked like a truck.

    Jail is like middle school, only with rape.

  13. Mkloz

    Oh Bawlz! Respectfully, Wonkette and Chuck H. have the story wrong–or at least the timeline. Chief Franco "Nutzy" Fuda was arrested in July of 2010, NOT after the ballsy bust. Check the Post and Courier link above. July 23, 2010. Nuts!

    1. bureaucrap

      That changes the whole "karma" leitmotif, doesn't it? Perhaps in arresting this poor woman he was somehow subconsciously trying to wreak vengeance on his own balls for their uncontrollable behavior. In any case, there's still a karmic debt to be paid, and he's about to go into default.

  14. voodooeconomics

    Of course if you go against major state symbols you might get jailed too. Trucknutz is on the flag man.

  15. LesBontemps

    McMillin said that is not good enough and that she will never shop at Walmart again.

    I saw that picture. Talk about your idle threats.

  16. PristineODummy

    If I hadn't been blinded by that photo, I might harbour thoughts of tracking you down and exacting revenge. So, well played.

  17. NorthStarSpanx

    She should make the People of Walmart honor wall. She's actually a step-up in some cases.

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