Moon Over Forrest Park

I’ve been going through some of my older blogs from Facebook and decided to share them here. I hope you like them.

Tonight’s story from 2008:

Moon Over Forrest Park…This is a TRUE Story!

So I come home from work today, and my husband greets me with a note. The note was from a Baltimore County police officer via an Anne Arundel County Police officer. I was perplexed. I only venture into Balt. County once or twice a week to visit my mom at the nursing home in Catonsville, and I knew I had no incident there in the past 2 years. Since the officer who delivered the note was vague about what happened and said it must be about an “accident,” my husband assumed it was me because my truck was hit a while back by a hit-and-run, and we never heard any more about it.

Curiously, I dial the phone (push the buttons), and this very nice officer answers, “Hello, Officer _______, this is Mrs.S, can you tell me what’s going on?” “Yes ma’am. I know it’s been over a week, but can you tell me if you were driving in the vicinity of Ingleside Ave. and Forrest Park Drive on Sunday, August 24th at approx. 12 noon?”

“Well, no. I didn’t leave here until about 1pm to go see my Mom.”

“Can you tell me where your mom lives?”

“My mom lives in a nursing home in Catonsville off Ingleside ave.

“Were you the only person in operation of your vehicle that day?”

“Yes, sir I was. Can you please tell me what this is all about?”

“Yes mayam, apparently someone was in operation of your vehicle near 695 and I70 and stopped, and the passenger of the vehicle proceeded to get out, walk around the vehicle, and moon the other motorists.”

Okay, at this point, I’m thinking I’m seriously being punked, or I’ve entered the Twilight Zone.

“WHAT!? I had my keys with me the entire time. There is no way anyone else had my truck!”

“Mayam, we have a witness, and do you have a sticker on the back window of your truck?”

“Yes, I do. It’s a Raven’s sticker.”

“Yes ma’am, that’s it. So your vehicle fits the description, and yet you are saying that you were near Ingleside, but this was NOT you?”

“Is this a joke? Seriously officer, this is a joke, right?”

“No, ma’am, you can call the other number I sent you and give them the report number, and they will assure you that this is NOT a joke. Is it possible that you’re husband had your truck?”

“No way. My husband was golfing that day with his buddies (aside to my husband, who had no clue as to what the officer was telling me)

“Honey, where did you play golf last Sunday?”

(My husband)”Forrest Park near Ingleside.”

Just then, it clicked.

“Officer, was this truck black?”

“Yes, ma’am, I thought you knew that?”

“No. I think you need to speak to my husband.”

So I proceed to hand the phone to him. My husband and I have the same truck. His is black. Mine is not. We have the same Ravens sticker on our trucks.

Apparently, while leaving the golf course, one of my husband’s buddies decided to play hijinx, hop out of the truck at a red light, and moon his buddy in another car. Stupid and silly?


Unfortunately, there was also a car with a family in it whom the husband and wife did not find this funny at all. Whatever. Well, even though the officer tried to reason with this person, they insisted on pressing charges for a 2-second moon, so now, they are wasting the time of not one but 2 police districts because somebody showed a little hiney on the highway and they are calling it indecent exposure.

Some may think this was inappropriate and childish for a grown man to do, but c’mon! For crying out loud. Pressing charges?? For a 2 second moon?! Apparently, they had two kids in the car at the time, and they said they would go to court if they had to over this guy’s arse!

Well, here’s my point of view if you don’t already know it. This is the most absurd, ridiculous crap I’ve ever heard. To waste an officer of the law’s time, make that two officers from two different districts and threaten to “take this to court” over a childish prank because their kids may or may not have seen some stupid white guy’s rear end for 2 seconds. Even the officer sounded disgusted, and as hard as he tried not to, I could even hear the humor in his voice on the phone as to how ridiculous he felt having to even pursue this matter.

So, my point of view is people need to lighten up and laugh. This was NOT indecent (although the guy that did this is a goofball but a nice guy who wouldn’t hurt a fly), and I see more butts walking down the road with their jeans under their rear ends day after day, and no one ever bothers to report them or press charges on them. Well…I’m done with my rant. The offending rear end feels really bad about the whole thing and has offered to write a letter of apology to the family. Would you accept that if it were you?

Thanks for reading, and by all means…keep your butts covered. You never know who’s looking.

By the way:


Lookie what I found:USA

In 2006, a Maryland USA court of appeal determined that mooning is a form of artistic expression protected by the United States constitutional right of freedom of speech.[4] [5] The court ruled that indecent exposure only relates to exposure of the genitals, adding that even though mooning was a “disgusting” and “demeaning” act to engage in, and had, in addition, taken place in the presence of a minor, “If exposure of half of the buttocks constituted indecent exposure, any woman wearing a thong at the beach at Ocean City would be guilty.”
Defense attorneys had cited a 1983 case of a woman arrested after protesting in front of the U.S. Supreme Court wearing nothing but a cardboard sign covering the front of her body. In that case, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that indecent exposure is limited to a person’s genitals. No review of the case by a higher body, such as a Supreme Court, took place since the States Attorney dropped the prosecution after the ruling.

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