We all did stupid things as a kid. My house backed up to Golf Road in Hoffman Estates, and needless to say we definitely chucked snowballs over the fence at cars passing by.

As we get older we realize what we did was dumb, but thankfully no one ever got hurt. Not that it justifies what we did, but as the old saying goes, "kids will be kids."

Many years later while driving through St. Charles, someone had thrown what looked like an orange at my car, and cracked my windshield. I was livid! I had the car for literally four days when it happened. I slammed on my brakes, pulled the car over to assess the damage, and figured it was karma's crazy way of getting back at me nearly 20 years later. I would have never thought to open fire at the person who did it.

How the times have changed. On January 4th, some kids in Milwaukee were throwing snowballs at passing cars, when the driver of a white Toyota began shooting at the kids. A 12-and 13-year-old were struck by the gunshots and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to WREX.

I think it goes without saying that there are WAY better ways of handling a situation like this. Regardless, parents should use this as an example and make sure to talk to their kids about destroying or damaging other people's property.


Police are asking for the public's help in the matter. If you or anyone you know has information about the white Toyota involved, please contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477.



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