Man Arrested for Sending X-Rated Chocolate to Cop Dating His Ex-Wife

A Texas man is facing harassment charges after sending an x-rated candy bar to a officer in the local sheriff's office.

Thomas Ray Gourneau, 43, is accused of anonymously sending a chocolate bar shaped like a penis to Tracy Chance, a male jailer at the McLennan County Sheriff's Office in Waco.

Though Gourneau claims the chocolate genitalia was intended as a prank, Chance insists it's part of an ongoing campaign of harassment that started when Gourneau began dating Chance's ex-wife. He says Gourneau has also sent him harassing emails.

"I don't know all the ins and outs and I'm not getting into the ins and outs of it," McLennan County Sheriff's Chief Deputy David Kilcrease told the Waco Tribune-Herald. "I just know there is something going on that is harassing in nature. But we treated this case just like any other case. If they are being harassed and there is a method to stop the harassment, we will handle it."

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Thomas Roy Gourneau faces misdemeanor harassment charges for sending Tracy Chance a chocolate penis, though Gorneau's lawyer calls the case "a waste of [a jury's] time." Getty

But Gourneau's attorney, Cody Cleveland, says the only reason the delivery has prompted criminal charges is because Chance works in law enforcement.

"I just think because this guy works for the sheriff's office and it got delivered to him at the sheriff's office that it was easy for him to walk across the hall and get a detective to look into the case," Cleveland told the paper. "That's the reason they went forward."

Cleveland added that if he called 911 about receiving a chocolate candy bar in the shape of a penis, "how long I would be sitting before they arrived at my office or my house to investigate that crime."

The delivery was anonymously sent to Chance in December 2017, but an investigation linked Gourneau's bank and credit card to the purchase of the candy. An arrest warrant for misdemeanor harassment was issued in August 2018 and Gourneau was arrested in December, though he posted $2,500 bail.

Cleveland says Gourneau is not interested in accepting a plea deal.

"They are going to have to prove that he intended to harass him or annoy him or embarrass him," Cleveland said. "[Chance] is a victim. He is due his day in court. He is claiming he was victimized. So he gets to come in and explain to a jury that this candy bar annoyed him or alarmed him or harassed him."

No trial date has been set. If convicted, Gourneau could be sentenced to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

In 2016, Melody Lenox, an HR director at Axxess Technology Solutions in Dallas, Texas, sued Dicks By Mail to find out who sent her a package of gummy penis-shaped candies.

Lenox claimed the person responsible may also be responsible for keying her car and posting fake Craigslist ads about her.

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