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Opening Arguments

Crosswalk vigilante

The crack Muncie Police Department goes after a vicious criminal:

Whitney Stump didn't like watching drivers ignore the stop signs at the intersection outside his home, so he asked the city to paint crosswalks there.

When the city said no, he made one himself. And the city wasn't appreciative.

Stump, a 27-year-old Ball State University graduate student and father, says he was arrested once on a charge of criminal mischief for creating the crosswalk at the intersection of Dicks and North streets. He was arrested a second time when he went back to touch up the paint.

Sure, they could handle this one guy. But if there's suddenly a whole gang of crosswalk painters, maybe they need to bring Erik Estrada back.


Bob G.
Fri, 02/01/2008 - 1:09pm

Don'cha just LOVE the irony in Indiana?

Officials never miss the chance to laud those who volunteer, while on the other hand, they ARREST someone (while getting paid to arrest them) who has "volunteered" to make the city safer.
And I'd wager HIS lines were a lot STRAIGHTER!

Some kind of double-standard.

Just hire the darn guy, for God's sake...at least HE KNOWS more about the streets than the department does (obviously).
Leave it to Munice.

(Ft. Wayne - take note)