This is a weird one, and perhaps it's a good thing the kids were actually not just sitting in front of the Playstation/Wii/Xbox/you-name-it — but this is not a very good alternative.
Port Washington Police responded to a call at 6:37 p.m. Thursday about a group of young children in the 100 block of East Prospect Court.
The kids were throwing rocks at raccoons near a bunch of garbage bins.
The kids were warned and police spoke to their parents.
Apparently they have no idea what raccoons are capable of.
More from the reports:
- Dogs chase cars, it's a known fact: Police received a call about a loose dog in the 700 block of West Grand Avenue at 2:07 p.m. Thursday. The 50-year-old owner said she was unsure how the dog got loose. Police warned the woman and gave her a week to get the dog a license with the city.
- Be free! A garbage truck driver called police at 8:18 a.m. Sept. 17 about a dog that regularly gets loose in the 1300 block of Spinnaker Drive. He told police the dog prevents him from moving his truck as the dog is in the road. A neighbor came out to retreive the dog as the owners were not around. Hey — garbage smells good to those four-legged furballs ... that driver was practically wearing cologne.