The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 March 2008

At least he wasn't barefoot

The really shocking thing, when you get right down to it, was that it happened in Wisconsin in March:

Eighteen-year old John Greeley was challenged to run across the frozen Silver Lake, completely naked, for $300.

He made it, too: in ten minutes, wearing nothing but socks. Unfortunately:

A Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy just happened to see the whole thing from a boat launch on the lakefront.

"I was met by four police cars and six police officers, and I got a $750 citation," Greeley said.

Geez. Where was the SWAT team? This is at least as heinous as littering in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

There is family precedent:

His dad and uncle made the same streaking bet at the same lake 20 years ago, but they didn't get caught.

And it was Dad who put young John up to the run — and who wound up writing the check for the balance of the fine.

(Seen here; header graphic might qualify as NSFW.)

Posted at 8:10 PM to Birthday Suitable

What do you expect from a bunch of Yankees, eh?

Although he was smart in wearing socks.

Posted by: Ms Cornelius at 11:24 PM on 20 March 2008

I'm glad to see that the members of the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department have so much time on their hands.

...four police cars and six police officers...
What happened guys, run out of donuts?

Posted by: Old Grouch at 8:17 PM on 21 March 2008

Chaz, can you clarify for me - is Wisconsin considered Yankees territory, too?
Boy, aren't we everywhere?

Posted by: Tatyana at 11:39 AM on 22 March 2008