Monday, October 20, 2008

After all these years, we could have had neighbor arrested

Remember all those years ago when your baseball or football went into the your most feared neighbor's yard? You would have to race to get the ball because you knew they were going to keep it. And if they did reach it before you did, that was it. There was no due process. The ball was theirs. And the game was over. The only recourse you had was a late-night egging of their house. These kids nowadays have it made. Here's an Associated Press story out of Blue Ash, Ohio:
    Police in Ohio say an 89-year-old woman is facing a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children accuse her of refusing to give back their football.

    Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.

    Police say one child's father complained that Jester kept the youngsters' ball after it landed in her yard. Police Capt. James Schaffer says there has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood over kids' balls landing in the woman's yard.
Of course, maybe this lady going to jail is payback for all those baseballs and footballs lost by kids in the past. It's the universe correcting itself.

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