I would dare say we have all jay walked before what would you do in this case?
April 14, 2008 4:57am CST
Ananova: Granny rugby-tackled jay walker A 77-year-old granny made a citizen's arrest in Germany when she rugby-tackled a 25-year-old jay walker. The pensioner sat on him until police arrived - because he had walked across a road before the light was green. The woman, from Freital, near Dresden, shouted at the man as he crossed the road before the little green man flashed up. The old lady said she became even angrier when he hit her with his rucksack as he pushed past her when he reached the other side of the road. She grabbed his hair and managed to wrestle him to the ground where she sat on him until police, who had been called by a passer-by, came. He was taken to a local police station where he was fined for jay walking. Too funny this news story just made me laugh at the visual of a grandma tackling this man. He must have been thinking what the heck is going on here. It didn't say how much is fine was but I am guessing he doesn't do it anymore.
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14 Apr 08
What amazes me about this is that the lady says the man hit her with his rucksack and pushed past her. Here in UK such behaviour would be classed as assault and that is a much more serious offence than jay-walking. Actually in UK there is no such offence. If you want to go ahead and kill yourself by walking under a truck it's not illegal. This guy should have been prosecuted for pushing the old woman around but it sounds like he came off worst anyway!