No more hopscotch says police
PARENTS blasted police after officers swooped on kids as young as three — for chalking on pavements so they could play HOPSCOTCH.
Lisa Badland, 30, said son Ryan, five, was “terrified” when the kids got a telling-off because a neighbour complained.
Ryan and 10 pals aged were playing outside their homes in Burnham-on-Sea,
Two cops then lined them up for a lecture on graffiti and road safety.
Lisa said: “Ryan was petrified. He saw their handcuffs and thought they were going to take him away. It got totally blown out of proportion.”
Dad Neil, 35, said: “I thought the police would have better things to do.”
Cops said they had a duty to investigate the complaint, adding: “Anti-social behaviour is a priority. What one person sees as harmless fun, another sees as graffiti.”
Believe it or not this is not the first time this has happened. I blogged about it last year here. At first I thought this story was just a recycled story but it turns out it isn’t. The police really do waste time over this.