I really don't miss urban life or city policing at all; especially when I flip to the crime blotter page of our local newspaper on a Tuesday and there are two crimes the press sees as worth mentioning.
A DUI arrest and this shocker:
Police: Man hollered at woman passing by
Gary Matthews, 32, of 109 Book Ave., Apt. 1, yelled at a woman as he passed her on the sidewalk here...police said.
Sherry Manning was walking on Lower Darber Street with her daughter just before midnight when Matthews and his girlfriend approached, authorities say.
Manning told Matthews to watch where he was going, and Matthews began to yell obscenities at her, said police.
He was charged with harassment.
Cursing in public?
And the guy was cited for it?
Scary stuff going on here in cornfield America.
I just enjoyed that the press actually felt this crime was important enough to report.
My guess is Mr. Matthews was just letting off some steam in that it takes any of us locals 50 minutes of driving to get to a bookstore...