SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Talk about a potty mouth.
A Pennsylvania woman has been cited for disorderly conduct for allegedly shouting profanities at her overflowing toilet within earshot of a neighbor.
The neighbor happens to be a Scranton police officer.
Dawn Herb could face up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $300.
Herb says the toilet was overflowing and leaking into the kitchen.
She tells The Times-Tribune she doesn't recall exactly what she said, but she admits letting more than a few choice words fly near the open bathroom window.
Police say the neighbor asked her to keep it down. When she didn't, the off-duty officer called police.
An attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union takes issue with the citation, saying "You can't prosecute somebody for swearing at a cop or a toilet,"
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