The Horse is arrested and released at Kaiser today!
By The Horse
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.
22 people like this
• 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.
• 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.
• 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'.