Sunday, October 11, 2009

Only in Grosse Pointe

One of the aims of this blog is the celebration of the absurd. Where better to find inspiration for a post than the Crime Watch section of the Grosse Pointe Times. Take, for example, the October 1 edition. I pass over the bunny trapped in the window well, the criminal suspected of “wasting perfectly good butter by putting it on a colleague’s car” and give you—

Bear Complaint made.

Police responded at 4:37 p.m. Sept. 21 to a possible ordinance violation after a neighbor complained about a 10-foot inflatable bear in a University of Michigan shirt on a front lawn.

The city’s ordinance states that lawn ornaments can only be displayed for a reasonable amount of time. Since U-M football games are still going on, police did not feel this was an ordinance violation.
No mention of the neighbor taking this all the way to the Supreme Court.

3 comments:

Kate said...

YEA!!!! You're back!

lucyament said...

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Anonymous said...

Spartans, alas, bear the weight of the world. Went to the Michigan/Michigan State game, wore a U of M parka and told my Spartan friend, "you'll be proud to walk out of this stadium with me." An unforgettable look of disgust came over his face. Yes, I am a bad man, and that's why I must remain anonymous.