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'TruckNutz' lead to South Carolina driver's arrest

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A South Carolina man was released from jail Monday after being held overnight for an arrest that was sparked by the fake testicles displayed on the back of his truck.

Joe Cervantes-Rodriguez, 31, was driving Sunday evening in Spartanburg when he was stopped by a sheriff's deputy who noticed an "obscene object" hanging from the truck's rear bumper.

An arrest report obtained by the website The Smoking Gun described the object as "a pair of large fleshy testicles" that were "flesh colored, anatomically correct, approximately the size of a softball, and in clear view of the public."

The novelty item is called "TruckNutz" by the company that sells it.

The deputy pulled Cervantes-Rodriguez over and told him the reason for the stop was "the large testicles," according to the report.

Cervantes-Rodriguez removed the TruckNutz from his bumper and admitted to the deputy that he did not have a valid driver's license.

He was arrested and held in jail on $237.50 bond for driving without a license. The deputy also issued a warning citation for obscene display.

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