But in a less totally hypothetical example, they can sometimes be embarrassing to the school. One father in Washington state was chaperoning his daughter's elementary school trip when another parent recognized him from his recent appearance on Washington's Most Wanted, the regional equivalent of America's Most Wanted which is mostly concerned with Pearl-Jam-related crimes.
Washington's Most Wanted
"Hey, we once investigated a serial killer who left clues in the form of Sir Mix-a-Lot lyrics."
So rather than the cookies and juice you'd normally expect waiting for you back at the school after a hard day's chaperoning, the man was confronted by a cop. But by weaponizing his "violent dislike for police officers," he escaped the locked-down school after a "scuffle." Which, frankly, sounds way cooler than anything that could have possibly happened on the trip.
Unfortunately for the action movie we were already scripting in our heads, the guy peacefully turned himself in that evening. This was arranged after he was reached by phone, which makes us wonder what's going on with Washington's police force if a man they can contact at will is on their Most Wanted list. Whatever the explanation, all of this is going to make for a very impromptu and perplexing lesson on the criminal justice system for a select group of students.
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"That was called 'resisting arrest,' and you should never do it, even though it looks really cool."