Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Teen arrested for doing the city a favor

Slow sports news day, but I want to keep you guys entertained with this story.

In Miami-Dade County last week, 18-year-old James L. Harris was charged with three counts each of third-degree grand theft and burglary of an occupied conveyance.

His crime? He had been showing up to the bus depots dressed as a transit employee, "stealing" the buses, driving them along their routes and then returning them at the end of the day. He didn't even steal the bus fare left by the passengers that he picked up and dropped off along the way.

In my book, this is not grand theft, it is the story of a young man trying to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a bus driver, only to be shot down by the Man. Down with authority!