wo teens in suburban Philadelphia were cited for doodling on the street with chalk, police said.
The Doylestown Intelligencer reported Friday (http://bit.ly/P9IvKa ) that 18-year-old Connor Logan and a 17-year-old friend drew a whale and sea turtles in a parking lot.
Doylestown Police Chief James Donnelly said that although chalk washes off, the drawings are “an attempt at vandalism.”
The doodles might link the teens to chalk graffiti on buildings and businesses in town, Donnelly said.
Seriously? My Neighbor’s daughter LOVES sidewalk chalk, and frequently covers huge swaths of her driveway with doodles, and game boards like hopscotch. All it takes is a light rain and the drawings vanish. I guess I could see some minor charges if the kids were drawing obscenities on public or private property, but sea life? There is no way this is “Vandalism” as 30 seconds with a hose erases all traces, and on a public street, is this really a worry? If they’re obstructing traffic, fine, or if they’re loitering in a private or public parking lot, tell them to get lost. This is just jackbooted thuggery!