Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some people's children

At one time or another, a large number of Americans have used false identification. Sometimes, they're doing it because they want to get into a club and they aren't 21 yet. Other times, it's because they're a celebrity and are trying to hide from the paparazzi. And then there's always the people who are just paranoid and don't like to be too exposed. But it's a relatively common occurrence, and therefore isn't generally newsworthy.

We say "generally". After all, it isn't all that common that the person with the false identification complains to the police after a club turned her away.

To make things worse, the 15-year-old girl was in a different nightclub when the officers went to arrest her, and, after giving a pile of false information, she tried to run, only to be foiled by a speed bump. Oh, and when the police talked to her grandmother, it turned out that she was a runaway.

Man, kids these days. Back when we were 15, we never would have considered going to the police to complain that our fake ID didn't work.

You know, unless we knew the cops really well.

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