When I was in junior high, my friend David’s mom used to by us beer and drive us around and let us get away with all kinds of nefarious nogoodness. At the time, I was pretty psyched about the arrangement. In retrospect, however, it’s painfully obvious that anybody that’s buying beer for 14-year-olds is not practicing good decision making. Much like the mother arrested last week for driving her teenaged sons around while they tagged up Silver Lake:
On August 22, 2006, around 4:30 PM, Victoria Villicano and five others were arrested for vandalism. Northeast Area officers responded to a call of vandals near Micheltorena Elementary School. The officers noticed what appeared to be fresh spray paint on the wall, which, read “HIV” in black paint. As the officers were conducting the investigation, an additional call of spray painting suspects at Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue with the same description was broadcast. The officers immediately responded and arrested Villicano who was the driver of a SUV and five subjects who had paints on their hands.
I’m not opposed to allowing your kids to get away with some stuff that Johnny Law may not be fond of, but if it’s going to get your ass sent to jail you should probably just say no.
(Also, can somebody please tell the LAPD that they don’t need to put two spaces after their periods in their blog posts? Are they typing them on a typewriter or something?)