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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Take a Bite Out of...

On Saturday, McGruff the Crime Dog was doing an appearance a few blocks from my house, on 14th Street. I wasn't there, but according to news accounts, children were gathered around and interacting with the anthropomorphic McGruff. Then, a Metrobus pulled up. The driver got out, adjusted his mirrors, punched McGruff in the face, and then drove off while passengers yelled at him. There were other police stationed with the officer who wears the suit, so they stopped the bus about three blocks away. I kid you not.

5 comments:

gastropodblue said...

I think the most amazing thing about that story is that McGruff is still around! Is Smokey the Bear still in use as well?

lj said...

Of course, Jesse. And this being the 21st Century, he's got his own domain name and extensive wikipedia article.

Woooo, crazy bus drivers! Note that this one had prior arrests for prostitution, gun possession, and PCP possession (PCP!).

teague said...

"SmokeyBear.com - Get Your Smokey On"

What? I don't even know what that means.

gastropodblue said...

OMG Smokey's pumped up on steroids!

teague said...

Holy crap, you're right. I can already picture the Congressional hearings on mascot doping...