Two young teen boys who belonged to a Bad Ass Sundays gang stand accused of setting fire to a police station in Canada so that they could join their friend who was already in jail.
Is it wrong to chuckle and say, "Only in Canada?"
There's a lengthy report on the Bad Ass Sundays gang in The Winnipeg Sun. The short version is that a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) building was burned down in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 21, resulting in an estimated $20,000 in damage. The building was totalled, so for that kind of money, it may have been more of a storage shed to begin with.
Be that as it may, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old were arrested last week for the crime. Their motive? A prosecutor said that the young teens wanted to get sent to jail to join a buddy locked up for setting an RCMP truck on fire.
According to the Mounties, there's a gang of bored boys in the isolated, rural community of St. Theresa, Manitoba who like to burn things on Sundays -- including police property.
Some observers safely distant from the under-aged arsonists can't help but crack a smile. (Admit it. You giggled too.)
Here's a comment from MSN Now: "Well, it's actually kind of sweet...[but] if you need to earmark a day to hang tough and call it a Bad Ass day, it's probably not that badass. But you know what is badass? Friendship."
The story has already been posted to Reddit's News Of the Stupid, and why not? The cool plan was foiled because the 13-year-old has no prior convictions and must be set free on bail under Canada's juvenile crime laws.
Apparently, the entire plan to prove to friends what a badass he was by meeting one of them in jail was foiled precisely because he was too young and innocent.
So much for Bad Ass Sundays. My hero is still the guy who swam the Detroit River the other day. Now that's badass even if it happened on a Monday.
[fire photo by Olga Nikonova via Shutterstock]