Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Not to steal a theme, but...

Three drunken RV park residents apparently offended by the sight of Christmas lights In July were charged with malicious mischief July 3 after they allegedly cut the power line to an RV sporting the offending lights.

Anacortes Police were called to the RV park by a couple perplexed by the loss of power to their RV. Police say they were searching in the woods near the cut power line when they found three people crouching in the bushes: a 20-year-old Mount Vernon man, a 20-year-old Anacortes man and a 44-year-old Nampa, Idaho, woman. All three were drunk, police said.

The trio reportedly told police they were hiding because they saw the flashlights and didn’t know who was approaching. The two men were cited for being minors in possession/consumption of alcohol.

The trio denied any knowledge of frayed power lines until police on a second search found wire cutters near the bushes where the trio had been hiding. One of the men finally admitted the trio had been partying and were disturbed by the sight of Christmas lights in July, police say.

Police say they pointed out to the woman that it was one thing for drunk 20-year-olds to do stupid things, another for a 44-year-old woman. Her reported response? “I’m young at heart.’’

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