http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/4164821/detail.html Man Who Flipped The Bird Sues Trooper Who Ticketed Him Officer Chuckles About Lawsuit POSTED: 8:38 am EST February 4, 2005 PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh man said a ticket a state police trooper gave him is for the bird. No, not the birds. The bird. Literally. But 42-year-old Stephen Corey said he is suing because he believes he had a First Amendment right to flip his middle finger at Trooper Samuel Nassan III, who gave Corey two tickets last July.