The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 February 2007

Obligatory global-warming story

I admit up front that there are streaking incidents on my CV — no actual arrests or anything — and that today I am older and wiser and, most important, slower.

I must emphasize, though, that those schemes were better thought out than this one at an Arkansas IHOP:

A 21-year-old Fayetteville man stripped down and made a run for it. He reached a nearby car wash, but it wasn't hard for police to follow the barefoot prints in the snow.

Most of the restaurant guests laughed, but the restaurant manager failed to see the humor of the prank and called police.

Officers found the shivering man hiding behind a nearby car a short time later. Police asked the man how he intended to get his clothing from inside the business and how he expected to get home after running from the restaurant. The man said he did not think that far in advance, police said.

"I'm sure it sounded like a good idea at the time," says Rita.

Posted at 11:00 AM to Birthday Suitable

If Bill Engvall ever branches out to stupid actions in addition to stupid questions, that boy's getting a sign.

Posted by: McGehee at 3:44 PM on 3 February 2007

Well you know how it is when you've been drinking & then some girl dares you to streak IHOP. The manager was pretty nice about it though. He said during a tv interview that at least the streaker waited until he'd paid for his meal before he started stripping off his clothes. If I remember correctly, it wasn't just a run-by streaking. There was also dancing.

Ah, college towns.

Posted by: rita at 6:51 AM on 4 February 2007

Historically, girls have dared me to do one thing and one thing only: go away.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:14 AM on 4 February 2007