Being a teenager earns you the right, nay, the responsibility, to act like an idiot. Want to bong Dew in the post-office parking lot? Bong Dew in the post-office parking lot. Take your senior photos at Taco Bell? Take your senior photos at Taco Bell. Turn your living room into a swimming pool? Turn your living room into a swimming pool. As long as you’re not doing anything illegal, who cares? And sometimes even when you’re caught breaking the law, Judas Priest-style (teens are still super into 1980s metal, right?), cops will look the other way. Just make sure what you’re doing is hilarious.
A Reddit user recently asked, “Police officers of Reddit, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve caught teenagers or kids doing that is illegal, but you found hilarious?” The answers did not disappoint.
My brother was a cop who worked nights in Minneapolis. One snowy night near the UofM campus he noticed a car weaving, so he pulled them over thinking there would be alcohol involved. Nope it was a car full of deaf people having an argument which included the driver…..he just told the driver to not sign and drive.
Dispatcher: “Reports of a teenager riding a skateboard naked down Westway.”
Cop: “Is the suspect carrying a suspicious package?”