Paul Bechtel gave the rude gesture to his soon-to-be-ex-wife Rebecca during a recent appearance in a Sacramento County family court, which didn’t surprise her. Deputies placed him in cuffs for violating a restraining order against him that called for no communication with her. Giving someone the finger, authorities said, is a form of communication. The gesture also qualifies as harassment, Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tim Curran said. “One would consider flipping the bird as harassing somebody, and that’s what the judge believed and he was charged accordingly,” Curran said.
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