"The Muffled Cries For Help From a Daddy of Four Beautiful Little Girls"

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Prom Dates and Cops (Unrelated)

Part of the joy of going back to my hometown in Missouri for a holiday is catching up on what's going on locally.

For example, my mom saved a newspaper article about my date for my junior prom. She is now an award-winning literature teacher at my old high school. So you see, I'm kind of pretend famous.

Almost as cool are the police reports in a local paper written by that community's police chief. I think he enjoys his job if the following reports are any indication. These published accounts have just a touch more personality than the typical crime reports in the paper.

• A trespassing ex-boyfriend was escorted April 11 from a home in the 300 block of Madison Avenue. Next time, police said, the man will know better than to argue with his girlfriend, especially when she owns the house.

• Officers were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Gilbert Avenue April 15 for a strange subject knocking on doors. Officers looked for the strangest subject they could find and stopped him...

• Officers raided an unsupervised teenage party April 16 on Eldorado Court. After sneaking up on the unsuspecting teens and scaring the bejesus out of them, officers notified the parents of the incognito party...
You gotta love it when police strategy involves "scaring the bejesus out of" unsupervised teens.
I feel safer AND more entertained thanks to the local police.


mom huebert said...

Oh my goodness- I laughed and so did my teenage sons. Sounds like that police chief is an interesting character.

Tammy said...

Gotta love a police chief who aspired to be a stand up comedian who was told, "don't quit your day job".

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Oh my word, I am seriously laughing out loud here.

"scared the bejesus out of them"....ROFLOL!!

HootieMama said...

Hilarious! That could have been my hometown paper, The Press-Dispatch (affectionately known to all of Pike County as "The Press Disgrace"!)

My news story would have been entitled, "Cops, First Dates and Funeral Homes"! Long story! ;-) (Scared the "bejesus" out of my parents!)