Are you familiar with McGruff? When I was a child I would see at least one of his public service announcements encouraging us to "take a bite out of crime" each afternoon on television. Considering what I do for a living, I suppose you could say I received the message loud and clear. But it seems that an individual in Washington never got it at all.
Excerpted from SFGate.com:
A bus driver thought it would be funny to take the bite out of McGruff the crime dog by punching the mascot, but police said children who witnessed the stunt were horrified. Metro bus driver Shawn Brim, 38, climbed off a bus, adjusted his side view mirrors and then punched officer Tyrone Hardy,who was handing fliers to children on a Washington street while dressed as the crime dog, police said. After the punch, Brim got back on the bus and drove away, but was quickly pulled over Saturday.
People continue to amaze me with their stupidity.