A Tennessee father was arrested last week after objecting to a school policy prohibiting him from picking up his children on foot ahead of parents picking their children up by car. Footage recorded last Thursday by Jim Howe's fiancée shows the father of two trying to reason with school officer Avery Aytes by explaining to him that it makes no sense for him to wait behind a mile-long line of cars just so he can walk his kids home. Apparently agitated by Howe's decision to involve the county sheriff, Aytes threatened to arrest the man. Howe continues to try and calmly convince Aytes that the policy is too strict and possibly illegal, but Aytes cuts him off and arrests him. The sheriff later said he agrees with Howe and other irate parents that the policy is creating more safety concerns than it is addressing.
A bungled break-in forced a bleeding man to ask for medical help from the residents in a Salt Lake City home he was trying to burglarize. Police say the 20-year-old man had a severe arm injury from broken window glass. He was hospitalized in critical condition after police and paramedics were called early Thursday. His name wasn't immediately released, pending his arrest. Resident Pablo Solorio says he awoke to the sound of breaking glass and found the man walking through the living room and hallway screaming for help. Solorio says the intruder had a video game console in his hands but claimed he jumped through the window to get away from people who were chasing him.
A terrifying new game is sweeping across the nation: "Knockout." It involves targeting a stranger on the street and rendering him unconscious with one punch. Videos of the attacks are increasing on YouTube. One teen described the "game" this way: "It's for the fun of it. It's like when you were a little kid, running around and hitting people. Only now you're grown, so you can knock 'em out. Even though they shouldn't be doing it, people do it." Another says in one "knockout" video, "They just want to see if you got enough strength to knock somebody out."