I used to live in a small hamlet north of Trenton, Ontario. Trenton is not a very large city but it does have its own newspaper. Like most publications these days, you are able to find the web based version of the news and I pop in now and again to see what's happening there.
Recently I found the following article - more precisely it just one part of the Trentonian's 'Police Briefs' feature - and I wasn't exactly sure what to do with it.
Deb over at Debbie Does Drivel posts "Clippings From the Fridge", her weekly Monday blurb of odd and bizarre news. And then there's Frank Lee MeiDere's feature on "Why We Need Editors" in his sidebar (even at my age, I still learn from Frank - he's a teacher, after all).
What surprises me more is that, if one is going to publish web-based news, the content of same should be considered but, at the least, reviewed ("edited") before it is posted.
So, instead of sending it to Deb or Frank, I decided to post it here "verbatim", as it were:
By Trentonian staff
Posted [December 6, 2010]
Unlawfully in a dwelling
A 38-year-old Quinte West man is facing a handful of charges after an incident on Whites Road.
Quinte West OPP report, in a release, officers were dispatched to a residence where a man was allegedly attempting to enter the house with intent to impersonate a male. The homeowner called 911 but the suspect was gone when officers arrived.
The suspect was later located in his vehicle on Highway 401 and arrested and charged with break and enter, three counts of assault, uttering threats and failing to comply with probation.
The man is being held for a bail hearing.
Really. What was he thinking?
The article could qualify for either of the sites previously mentioned, but I really hope all of the men I meet are actually males.