Sunday, May 29, 2016

Yesterday we went to Coney Island. At one point, a woman suddenly sat near me on the sand and hid a couple of mangos there. (True story.) Nearby, a young kid, maybe sixteen, was being handcuffed by a couple of cops. He didn't resist, but it was still shocking. A small crowd gathered. Then the woman sprang up and said, "That's my baby!" I couldn't hear most of it, but D was closer to them. It turned out selling anything on the beach is illegal. However, they gave him a summons instead of arresting him, because it was his first time selling mangos. You can't make this stuff up.

4 comments:

Domestic Kate said...

"hiding mangoes in the sand" -- sounds very poetic! Getting arrested, however, does not.

Bearette said...

Right!

Rachel Federman said...

Oh my God Bearette what a story!

Bearette said...

I know, it was crazy...especially since I see people selling mangos/umbrellas/water there all the time...I guess sometimes they enforce and sometimes they don't....