Friday, May 25, 2007

A Sad, Sad Commentary on the Youth of Today

Congressman chases down pick-pocket

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman chased and caught a man who picked the lawmaker's pocket on Thursday night in Washington's tiny Georgetown neighborhood, a local television station reported.

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen a [seven-term] New Jersey Republican, was walking in the area when a group of young men came up behind him. Frelinghuysen felt someone grab at his wallet and when he turned, the would-be robber took off, WRC TV reports.

Frelinghuysen, 61, gave chase and caught the suspect a short distance away. Two passing police officers saw the chase and arrested the 18-year-old suspect, the report said...

Now, far be it from me to wish success to criminals, but if you're 18, and get chased down and subdued by a senior citizen, then you might want to get more exercise. (And maybe put a bag over your head, to hide your humiliated face).


Blogger Harry Eagar said...

The Maui News today has a wire story from Vegas about young tourists renting senior scooters because they cannot manage to walk the Strip.

May 25, 2007 1:45 PM  

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