I don't know if I've mentioned this before, very probably, but my brother is the police chief in Aspen, Colorado. (Amusing side note: he's a very law-abiding, serious, white Englishman by the name of Richard Pryor. And he rarely sets fire to himself.) We've talked many times about the differences between crime in a place like that and a larger metro area like Austin, but this little nugget came to me over the radio this morning and not from him:
A drunk in Aspen stole a bike to get home, then left it on the courthouse steps with a note of apology. The owner, delighted to have it back, had no interest in pressing charges. Full story here. That the thief (borrower may be a better term) signed it "Drunk" makes it that much better.
Tomorrow night my ride-along begins, so Friday I hope to have an interesting tale or two to share. And if I get the result of ADA John Hunt's "Bite Me" case, I'll let you know that, too. Hopefully if he loses he won't be in the dog house...
EDITED TO ADD: Guilty. Great work, John Hunt. And the story by your local newshound (hehe) Steven Kreytak is right here.