The children, ages 6 and 9, were playing in the front yard of the house next door. Mom was watching them from a lawn chair in her own front yard. A neighbor woman saw the crumb-snatchers and didn’t notice, or didn’t care to notice, their mom sitting there and called the cops. The cops showed up and didn’t believe that mom had in fact been keeping and eye on her children, handcuffed her and hauled her to jail.
The mother, Tammy Cooper, is suing the neighbor, the arresting officer, and the La Porte, Texas PD.
I thought the cops in Texas had more sense than this Howie.
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