A Letter to My Dog, Half Pint

This last year may have been the worst one of my life, but at least I've got the world's two greatest dogs by my side to help me stagger into 2018. Today's post features a letter to Half Pint. Benjamin will be getting a letter later this week--he'd never let me hear the end of it, otherwise. Also, this posts features a lot of short video clips of Half Pint being silly. Since I apparently can't do anything right these days, they are exclusively shot in vertical mode. Please accept my apologies (and cut me some friggin' slack).

Weird Crime: School Bus Beat Down

(photo @ wikipedia.com)

Flagler County, Florida

On the morning of September 19, 2012, 35-year-old Felecia Phillips decided that she was going to deal with a child that her 17-year-old son had gotten into a fight with the day before. Unlike most parents, however, Felecia did not simply make a call to her son's principal or show up at the school demanding a meeting; she decided it was best to go the "1970's television cop show" route and aggressively gather information herself.

At 7:00 AM, Felecia arrived at her son's bus stop and demanded answers from a friend of the student that had allegedly attacked her son. After a less than congenial exchange between the two, she shoved the student in the face

At this point, it's a little hard for me to honestly gauge how the 17-year-old version of myself would have reacted. On one hand, I have a pretty strongly ingrained/instinctive code never to hit a woman (especially a mom that is older than me). Other the other hand...."shoved in the face."

Whatever the case, the boy who was shoved had no qualms about slamming his attacker into the ground before getting on the bus to head off for a day of learning and awkward social interaction. Felecia, however, was undeterred. She boarded the school bus and...well, just watch for yourself.

After the other students on the bus went full 'Lord of the Flies' on her, the bus driver reminded Felecia that she was also on school property and currently trespassing. She got off the bus, went home, and was arrested a few hours later.

Felecia Phillips was charged with child abuse and trespassing. She was booked into the Flagler County Jail on $2,500 bond.

While her son was sentenced to hearing 
"I heard that your mom's crazy" for the rest of high school.

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