Now, how did I miss this story? I guess I was lazing around in France when it hit the wires, but as I catch up on my blogreading it’s been brought to my attention by the Free Range Kids blog, an excellent resource for those who feel the current parenting climate is just a tad paranoid.
From the Rome Sentinel:
The case was dismissed on a motion by the public defender that the crime didn’t fit the charge, that there was no danger in Tuzzolino’s antics, prosecutors stated. At about 5:30 p.m. April 28, deputies said Tuzzolino approached a 9-year-old girl at Wal-Mart on Rome-Taberg Road and began speaking like Disney cartoon character Donald Duck.
Deputies said the girl started crying, and her mother called 9-1-1 to report the strange behavior. Tuzzolino left the store, and was arrested later for endangering.