Remember when I had that post about the mom that got banned from Belle Isle for allowing her child to use chalk on a rock? It was one of my most read posts. So in a blatant attempt to stir the pot I’m posting this story on CBS6 about the trial being set. I think we have a contender for the best RVA quote of the year which I’ve bolded. The discussion on whether the officer was overzealous and is that where we want our officers to spend their resources is valid and should be explored but on many levels this whole incident strays into comedy.
Police said they have had problems with people vandalizing the rocks with paint and have had to crack down on people defacing property, but Mortensen said the officer was a little overzealous. She also said the incident caused a lot of stress for her daughter.
“She’s very scared of chalk for one”, said Mortensen. “The protest we had did help with that, made her feel a little better. And she’s very nervous around cops.”