Illinois Tourists

Sunday, July 12, 2009
Beaver Dam, WI

Every summer Wisconsin roads are filled with cars with Illinois plates driving to and from their cabins or vacation spots here in God's Country. All these people are good for the economy and we really don't mind sharing our state with others. But there are times when it takes a toll. Besides all the congestion, we often have to deal with incidents like this one, reported in yesterday's Beaver Dam Daily Citizen:
Randolph Police Beat: Assist motorist — An officer was paged at 12:15 p.m. on July 5 to help people locked in a vehicle on Stark Street. The officer found a brown SUV with Illinois plates that had a dead battery. The occupants of the vehicle said they could not get out, as the power locks were not working and they were concerned because it was getting hot inside the vehicle. The officer showed them how to manually unlock the door so they could get out.
I'm not creative enough to make this stuff up. If you still think I'm pulling your leg, click here to check out my source.

Ain't life fun?



Janis Thomas said…
I have a similar story. My parents were ministers and they were counselling a family. The one boy was acting up so the father took him out to their car. Later when they were leaving, the boy was gone. The father looked at his wife, then at my parents and said, "Where did he go, I locked the doors." It's stories like these that reinforce the idea to put more chlorine in the gene pool. Thanks for sharing. Janis

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