The world is turning into a very scary place. And no, it has nothing to do with kidnappers or murderers or anything like that. It has to do with the arrest-you-for-anything police forces.
Well, this ridiculousness boiled over last week when a father in Ontario, New York was arrested for child endangerment (????) after ripping out a couple of donuts with his kid in his ’68 Chevy Camaro SS.
“I saw a big empty parking lot, and we were on our way home,” says father Joe Graham in an interview with local ABC affiliate, 13 WHAM. He then proceeded to take a total of two spins through the empty lot, lasting for a total of fifteen seconds.
“We were just pulling out of the lot and the cops rushed over to the car and proceeded to arrest me,” Graham sobbed during the interview.
Graham, however, exercised his own ignorance during the incident by choosing to do this stunt in the parking lot of a police station, claiming that he had no idea that’s where he was. To tell you the truth, I don’t know what is worse: Graham being a dunce or the police slapping a bogus charge like child endangerment on the guy.
Either way, I don’t really sympathize with any party involved. It kind of just makes me shake my head and think, “What in the hell kind of world are we living in?”