Friday, June 23, 2006

Puttin' the Dumb in Dumbass

Two years ago, I wrote about the Ashland (MA) Police Department's recent purchase of ten Bushmaster rifles, which the police said were necessary tools for defending the Town of Ashland against a terrorist attack.

Perhaps, that money would have been better spent teaching their kids about the works of Sir Isaac Newton.

When he realized the MBTA commuter train he was on was an express and not stopping at the Wellesley Hills station where he was bound, a 15-year-old from Ashland said he panicked and jumped off the train yesterday when it was traveling between 25 and 30 miles per hour.

Ouch...that's gonna leave a mark.

UPDATE: Here's my favorite quote from the article:

[Dumbass] also blamed the train's intercom system, which T officials said announced the express train, but which Todaro said he could not hear.

I'd say this kid has quite the future in Massachusetts politics.