WYOMING (AP) A western Michigan motorcyclist is recovering from injuries after crashing into plastic wrap that had been stretched across a roadway as a prank.Now, the truly shocking part of this story, to me, isn't what the kids did. It's that the cops haven't decided whether to charge them with a crime.
Jim Anderson suffered a fractured rib and internal bruises after he hit the industrial-strength wrap at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday while riding his Harley Davidson home. The 48 year old said he thought the plastic wrap was fog.
Wyoming, Michigan Police say three teenage boys told police they put the wrap between two sign posts as a prank not expecting something as small as a motorcycle to come down the street.
Police haven't decided whether to charge them.
These kids intentionally set up a road hazard, and a man was seriously injured (fortunately, not killed) as a direct result. How severely they should be punished is a separate issue. But is there any logical argument as to why they shouldn't even be charged?
This sort of thing has happened before.