Friday, December 10, 2010

Grieving Santo

Today is Ron Santo's funeral. Sad, but inevitable.


Yesterday, according to the Sun-Times:

"A grieving Ron Santo fan was arrested Thursday night for allegedly writing a tribute to the former late Cub on a CTA platform wall.

Ron Brakes, of Wheeling, told police he was upset after attending Santo’s wake and was “trying to do a good thing” when he defaced the Red Line’s Grand Avenue stop with a Sharpie.

“Good! Buy! Ron Santo! Cubs Best Cub Thirt-Baseman Forever Love Always God,’’ Brakes, 48, scribbled on the platform wall, according to a police report.

Brakes was charged with criminal defacement of property and possession of a marker with intent to deface."

Intent to deface? What is that, exactly? Does that mean that anyone with a Sharpie (tm) or a pen or a crayon or whatever can be arrested because they might do something criminally related?

Remember the movie "Minority Report"?

So it goes...

No comments:

Post a Comment