Parents seem worse than MvdP to me.
By 'detailed' do you mean dramatized and faked up?Thanks, that is the most detailed version of events I have seen. Looks like his girlfriend did try to ask them to stop first. I understand his frustration, but if accurate that is a very very poor choice of actions indeed.
You're trying to tell me that people have never been arrested for harrassment or that justice outcomes are fair by definition?
I'm talking about "being a kinda shitty parent who raises kinda shitty kids". It's not at all clear to me that what happened constitutes harassment.People get arrested for harassment you know.
I feel you are constantly bringing a sexual note into this which is absolutely not there. There were teenagers acting like 8year olds, a grown-up man defending himself in a very immature way. Men often don't feel as uncomfortable about being "naked" as women do, especially athletes who are used to be seen half-naked. (For instance I would probably get off the bike if my butt was pretty much totally blank and I was sitting on a race bike in front of cameras, but many cyclists who have crashed don't.)For everyone that wants the girlfriend to be involved; no. It's not her responsibility. Also I think a number of girlfriends wouldn't be too happy to see their guy run out in his underwear to chase down teenage girls.
I know for sure I wouldn't know whether to hide or try to stop the guy if it was me. I'd definitely scream "YOUR PANTS!" before he did his chase though, because that's just too embarrassing.
You care about the righteous solution. But For MVDP in that situation, it’s the expedient and pragmatic that was most needed. What was the real problem here for VDP: it was losing sleep& getting frustrated. The quickest solution is to remove oneself from the problem situation—whether it was kids harassing, bedbugs, crank calls, whatever. The longer he stayed active in that situation, EVEN if he wasn’t ever arrested, the more sleep he would lose and the more his mind would be on something other than winning the WC.So the alternative is:
i'm sorry but you are joking right? These aren't solutions.
- moving out to avoid people harassing him in the night
- call coaches in the middle of the night with the question if they want to sleep in his hallway
- call the hotel so they can say something against the parents. (most usefull and probably like you say also pointless since it wasn't the first time)
- throw his girlfriend out of bed and let her sleep in the hallway
Harassment is harassment. And yes people think its a normal teenager prank... well as i stated before, in that case it is also a usual ass beating if you get caught. (also typically you do it once, not multiple times again and again.. in some parts of america they can probably shoot you since you are trespassing, after repeatadly being asked to stop...)
In court he can sue,unfortunatly what can he get out of it? not much. Lost damages are hard to prove. At best he can get a fine for the parents and a restraining order, which i think is pointless as they will never meet again in normal situations.
That said, he shouldn't sue for the judge or whoever is presiding this case to remove the fine crap and give the parents a stern stare as well... This is absolutely redonculess that it gets to this point for a matter where two parties involved are at fault...
Again, does it matter it were girls? no it doesn't
Does the underage has an implication? no it shouldn't . It is not because they are younger they have more rights... the rights are the same, they might not be held accountable, but the parents will be in that case.
Its not about a one time thing, it is about a repeatitive harassment where they were asked to stop but didn't.
Some people here don’t care what happens to the kids/family because the damage has already been done. At least for me, I care about how MVDP can move on from this without further damage to himself and regain his focus on his life.Ding dong ditching may amount to harassment, and it is worthy of note that a parent may be liable if they helped their child commit the offense.
in uk it is punishable to up to 14 days in jail for ding dong ditching
In pennsylvania you can be fined up to $400 and up to 90 day jail time.
edit: ding dong ditching is unlawful because it infringes on the rights of others and disturbs the peace.
Is ding dong ditching illegal?, the childhood prank you have always thought to be harmless may actually constitute an illegality, under somewww.guidelinelaw.com
I don't want to say this should happen to them, but some here don't seem to understand that knocking on people door is a form of harassment and punishable by law. There is a reason for it, it is not just a simple innocent prank...
Lol a "Tour de France cyclist"It's gone from the sports pages to the news pages in the UK populist press.
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