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Today, an old guy phoned the cops on my daughter because she was drawing with chalk on the sidewalk. Apparently, he thinks it's vandalism. FML

By Anonymous - / Tuesday 29 April 2014 02:39 / Canada - Red Deer
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  Shelly_Kelly  |  6

right? if i were OP i would flirt with him seductively to get out of the charges. the daughter would thank her later.

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  feelingold  |  18

Don't you know that chalk's a gateway to more serious substances? One day it's chalk, the next day it's a spray can. Seriously though, control your fucking kid - it's not her sidewalk. If chalk's so harmless, go ahead and let her draw all over your walls.

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  iOceanus  |  18

16: Okay, that was either some really extreme sarcasm, or you're on the fence with the old guy and you seriously think chalk on a sidewalk is vandalism. It washes off for fuck's sake. If he didn't like it that much, he should wash it off himself instead of wasting a cop's time when they would be out taking care of something serious. Although, your first sentence seemed a bit ridiculous, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

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  phatdaddy62  |  23

IOceanus , what are you? Sheldon Cooper? Of course it was sarcasm!

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  xlord  |  27

The whole point of saying 'seriously though' is to mean that your SERIOUS and not sarcastic. I don't want to start saying I'm being serious about saying I'm serious.

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  feelingold  |  18

mwa ha ha. Someone has to stick up for the cranky old folks with all you kids...

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  95DeVille  |  13

Like my neighbor who called the cops for me and a couple kids shooting air soft guns at our own fence and having a small contained fire for a cookout. Both of which are completely legal.

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  Blake77_fml  |  19

#105 i know what you mean, i am a 7th grader and i was acting like i was shooting a bow target last year, there was only one bb in it and it was one of the sucky walmart ones when my neighbor called the cops on me

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  kilullu  |  16

#10, seriously what the complete fuck. Really?! No, just no. If flirting seductively with the cop is what you are referring to, then that could imply that OP is trying to drop the cops pants to get the "charges" dropped. And, if you meant the old guy, like wtf?!! Flirt with a wrinkled, miserable oldie would not help ANYTHING

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#156, That's the beautiful thing about sidewalk chalk. It WASHES AWAY. I know...amazing, right? And frankly, who gives a shit if it doesn't "look good"? It's not like it's graffiti, or even remotely permanent.

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  sunnyray812  |  31

I guess the grumpy old man didn't care whether it washed away or was permanent. I had a neighbor who also called the cops on children who drew on her sidewalk. She's also my aunt. Good thing I moved. But yes, that goes to show that some people are just miserable and want the world to be the same.

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And technically, vandalism is usually defined as something that can't be easily removed. Like spray paint. Kids with chalk? Not so much. I'm sure it depends on your state/county/city but that's what it is where I am.

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  thxnder  |  14

Exactly; if it was truly that much of an issue the old man could have washed it off himself or asked OP to give him a hand rather than being unreasonable and wasting police time.

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  doodlecloud  |  26

I'm pretty sure it technically is - even though it's not permanent, it's defacing public property. However, most people aren't pathetic enough to report it. OP's neighbour is just the worst kind of person.

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  phatdaddy62  |  23

Actually Doodlecloud, even technically, it's not.

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  ileenefudge  |  29

Yes, but #20, I'm assuming that OPs daughter is drawing in front of their own place, somewhere close to their place, or at a friends. It would be kinda weird if she was drawing on the sidewalk in random places, but given the fact OP was obviously there I'm assuming they were at home or somewhere close by where OP could keep an eye on her. And if they are in front of their own place is it really defacing public property when it really can be washed off with water ( assuming it really is sidewalk chalk) and she seems to have had permission to draw on the sidewalk (if she is young)? There are people who really use sidewalk chalk to make 3D art on public places and people actually like it for the most part. To me it sounds like said neighbor was just looking for a reason to start something that wasn't there before, and/or having a bad day. Even still the neighbor should have just minded his own business like everyone else. No need to call the cops and start drama for a little chalk that won't stay there forever. My apologies for the long post everyone.

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  teotsi  |  28

The only reason could be that the neighbor and OP are not really best friends, and he was trying to make him feel uncomfortable. Still, what a douche!

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In the US, it apparently is. People even get arrested for it. Add that to the list of reasons why I really don't understand the American law system - you guys can buy guns at Walmart, but apparently sidewalk chalk is the work of the devil.

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  falconjade  |  19

I live in Canada too and the local elementary school takes kids to draw with chalk on the sidewalks all the time, so I don't think it's legally classified as vandalism up here

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  TheDrifter  |  23

In Canada is a judgement call for officers and judges. It can either be sanctioned as temporary artwork or condemned as graffiti depending on whether or not it's welcome and the quality and nature of the work. Sidewalk chalk swastikas in front of the synagogue are vandalism, sidewalk chalk flowers in front of the daycare are art, generally speaking.

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  NicoleSpazz  |  8

Sadly cops think it's vandalism too. I wrote " Nikki " with chalk and that resulted in comunity service, AND a $500 fine. Did I mention it was sprinkling? hopefully this time my comment isn't cut and only posts half.

By  AnOriginalName  |  19

Don't worry, an old lady once called the cops on my friends because they were turning my car into a s'more. I didn't press charges, just enjoyed the deliciousness of a car-sized s'more.

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#5 I don't know who has the most issues your "friends" for lighting your car on fire or you for just standing back to watch and then you don't even press any charges.... But I think I'm leaning towards you because who let's people light their car on fire and then doesn't do anything about it and doesn't press any changes wtf??

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  iOceanus  |  18

46: Thanks for clearing that up. I was really confused at what 5 meant by "s'more", and I figured it was some lingo I wasn't cool enough to know. :P

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  phatdaddy62  |  23

Or #8, as an adult!

By  lylotrezor  |  20

Plot twist: OP's daughter is 21 and was drawing genitalia.

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#7 it doesn't matter how old OP'S daughter is chalk doesn't have an age limit and regardless of what OP'S daughter was drawing on the sidewalk it's chalk so it will come off with water.

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  phatdaddy62  |  23

I'm really tired of this plot twist BS.

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I only said it like that because of the way his response was formatted, I was trying to make it sound the same. I was being sarcastic/somewhat silly and not trying to be really rude. Sorry for the additional explanation, but I just reread my comment and it seemed rather mean. :( sorry

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  phatdaddy62  |  23

As opposed to bitchy young people?

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#33 are you just trying to jump in on everyone's comment's? And all you are doing is getting down voted on every comment I've seen so far because you make yourself sound so ignorant.

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