This month’s winner of the “Dumb Ideas That Can Get Your Ass Shot” contest:
The Israeli teenager who wanted to “test police response in his town” for a school project. He donned a mask, put on his father’s military fatigues, strapped a big rucksack to his back, armed himself with a toy gun, and went out for a walk near a busy mall.
The responding police luckily challenged him, rather than shooting him on sight as a suspected terrorist. He told the cops he “just wanted to get an A+” for his project.
The Israeli police commander of the town said that the teenager in question was normal, and could even be considered “gifted”. I’m going to go ahead and dispute that assessment based on the available evidence.
You think that Junior may have had a lengthy discussion with his Dad that evening?
Of course, impaired judgment comes with the territory here. Teenagers are by definition insane. Boy howdy, am I looking forward to Quinn and Lyra hitting the teenage years. I certainly hope I’ll raise them well enough to make them understand even at fifteen that dressing up as a Tango can be hazardous to your health.