The Horse is arrested and released at Kaiser today!

@TheHorse (72513)
Walnut Creek, California
July 21, 2016 7:21pm CST
All of this just happened. I was standing in line at the Kaiser Pharmacy, when I heard a baby crying. I could tell by the cry that it was a 1 1/2 or 2-year-old, and I located the source of the crying. It was a 1 3/4-year-old in a stroller, hidden from her mom, who was picking up a prescription. I could tell the mom was frustrated and embarrassed. I sprung into action. Reaching into my pocket, I grabbed my largest set of keys. Looking at the little girl, and then my keys, I started examining each key closely with a perplexed look on my face. The little girl stopped crying and watched me and my keys closely. When I had exhausted the keys on that ring, I grabbed my car keys and started to examine them closely, showing them briefly to the little girl, as if she were in on the quest. She remained silent and smiled at me a bit. When her mom gave me a confused look, I said, "I'm using distraction." She smiled, but it was too late. Too burly looking cops came in and wrestled me to the floor, shouting something about penal code 240.99, "unsolicited interaction with a 1 3/4-year-old minor." I didn't struggle, and wasn't hurt, but it wasn't until the mom said, "Hey, he got my baby to stop crying!" that they released me. I love getting away with stuff. The cops never knew that I had just watered my two corn plants that are poking up through the Kaiser tomatoes while waiting for my prescription to be processed. Buwaahaa! Note: Parts of this post are true.
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@sharon6345 (138801)
• United States
22 Jul 16
YOu know you had me worried about you. I am now laughing so your ok. LOL your bad.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
My "crops," legal and illegal, are all around the Bay Area! And I am confident in my ability to get kids to stop crying.
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@sharon6345 (138801)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse LOL your killing me over here.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
@sharon6345 I guess I like to be naughty in a construcive way.
@akalinus (21378)
• United States
22 Jul 16
Hmm, I guess we have to figure out which parts are true. I believe you watered your plants.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
I'm also pretty good at getting little kids to stop crying. They just need attention without feeling their space is being invaded.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 16
Parts are true? Which parts? I hope the cops don't 'wrestle people to the ground' for distracting a child. :)
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
I would have to say they probably don't.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse Well, that's good.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
@JudyEv I get a kick out of making eye contact with babies and making them laugh. I do it at restaurants now and then. I always worry that the parents will think I'm weird. Once, when I was on the road, a 1 1/2-year-old in Montana toddled over and proceeded to start sharing my pancakes with me. I looked over at his parents, and they just threw their arms up and laughed (it's pretty friendly up there). He and I had a good ol' time.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 16
ah ha the burly poliemen could have been a figment of your vivid imagination, horse am I right:? lol did I guess right?
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Yep! I got the little girl to stop crying with my keys, and two "illegal" corn plants are now about a foot and a half tall!
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@akalinus (21378)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse Illegal corn plants is an interesting way of describing it.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
@akalinus I'm still bitter that they tore out all of my snow peas. They were doing really well.
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
22 Jul 16
Those corny plants get tall and lean on paranoia trussers. As for the coppers they do record your activity and will be monitoring all your behaviour in the future.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Oh my. They're probably watching me right now.
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
23 Jul 16
@TheHorse a large computer somewhere is recorning everything you say.
@Bella128 (2480)
• United States
22 Jul 16
Lol, I like how at the end it says "parts of this post are true"...I wonder which parts.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
I bet you could figure it out. Heh heh.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Jul 16
You are so good with kids, I, on the other hand, shouldn't be allowed near them. They look at me and start crying most of the time and I'm not ugly - not that pretty anymore, but not ugly.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
I used to think I looked too serious. But I think there's silliness to my general demeanor that kids like.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse I've been known to make faces and get kids to stop fussing. But normally its the roomie who's good with kiddos.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse ya know... makes me wonder what meds you ARE taking... you seem pretty young...
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
23 Jul 16
Some years ago, my brother and his family were at a park. He came out of the men's room and saw a toddler by himself and starting talking to him, asking him where his parents where and so on. The boy's father came up and thought the worse. It almost came to blows.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jul 16
Yep, some people view the world through...what...red colored glasses?
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
23 Jul 16
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jul 16
@msiduri I try to view strangers as good people, unless they give me reason to believe otherwise.
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@HazySue (23174)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse I used distraction in the classroom to stop the students talking. Which parts are real?
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Everything but the part about the cops. It's not illegal to make kids smile in California. But there sure are some stressed/grumpy looking people around here.
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@HazySue (23174)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@TheHorse I figured as much. It was still funny.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Jul 16
@HazySue Yay! Yes, rumors of my multiple arrests are greatly exaggerated.
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@LadyDuck (177121)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 16
You have to be careful visiting that place, every time you go there you get arrested.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
I think I get all evil out there because I don't like my doctor that much.
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@LadyDuck (177121)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse Change the doctor, this evil place is haunting you.
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@LadyDuck (177121)
• Switzerland
23 Jul 16
@TheHorse Now I understand why they arrest you all the time at the Pharma shop.
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Hahaha. You helped.someone today
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
No good deed goes unpunished. Actually, I think that's only partially true.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
@Lucky15 Do they say that in the Philippines?
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
22 Jul 16
What a law. Playing with a baby is a crime in your country?
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Not really. But I have a wild imagination sometimes. I knew the mom would give me a strange look at first.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse That may cause the cop to think different.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
@shshiju Some parents don't know that toddlers can be distracted out of a tantrum with words or something shiny and interesting.
@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
22 Jul 16
@TheHorse - Very good, Dear Horsie - You earned your lump of sugar with that one.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jul 16
Thanks. And I'm good at not biting fingers.
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@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
24 Jul 16
@TheHorse - You are welcome to that compliment because you earned the daylights out of it for your story-telling - AND - I am quite happy that you did not have an opportunity to bite my fingers.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Jul 16
I was really believing you at first. Thanks for the laugh today
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
The parts about the corn and the baby are true!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Jul 16
@TheHorse You really are a good story teller as you had me going for a while. I was starting to feel sorry for you.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jul 16
you and your sneaky gardens! lol
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
I wonder if anyone got to eat some of my snow peas out at Kaiser. They were doing great, and then they were gone.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Jul 16
@TheHorse since we dont know let's say yes, someone found and munched on them
@teamfreak16 (41524)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Jul 16
Never mind that the poor child is now traumatized for life after seeing you get thrown to the ground by two huge cops.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Heh. I'm gad that part didn't happen. I wonder if the child will look at other men in baseball caps and expect them to show her their keys.
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• United States
22 Jul 16
i'm startin' to believe that'cha must run 'round'n a convertible, lol. somethin' to accommodate that no doubt e'er growin' nose :) so glad ya were able to calm that young'un, don't take much, eh? glad'ja got to tend yer illegal crop whilst waitin'.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Yep, my nose is getting pretty out of control. But I can't let the truth get in the way of a silly story.
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• Philippines
22 Jul 16
That would have scared the crap out of me, i mean cops arresting you for distracting the child? I've watch cops on youtube that arrest people for no apparent reason.
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
That was just fantasy. Most cops in this Country are pretty cool.
@sallypup (28624)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jul 16
So that was you that I saw today? The tall guy hiding behind the cowboy hat?
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Cowboy hat? I've never owned a cowboy hat! My horse didn't like them.
• Rochester, New York
22 Jul 16
Distraction is always good especially when it comes to crying toddlers!!
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@TheHorse (72513)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul 16
Yep--they get interested in random thing pretty easily. And keys are usually a big hit for some reason.
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