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Kelly Zierdt Parents Refuse to Pay Cement Fine

Kelly Zierdt Parents Refuse to Pay Cement Fine - A New Jersey sixth-grader is going before a judge next week after apparently writing her name in wet cement.

Kelly Zierdt, 11, and a group of her friends allegedly etched their names in wet cement outside their Middlesex Township Middle School. Police caught the group in the act as they were driving past.

One of the officers said, "'let’s put these kids in the back of the car; we’re bringing them to headquarters,'" according to Zierdt. "And then me and my friends started crying our eyes out,” My9News reports.

Her dad says the situation "has snowballed into this giant catastrophe."

That’s because police say Kelly’s dad, unlike the other parents, refuses to pay a $250 fine to her middle school to pay for the vandalism and refuses to sign the parent/child and police agreement as punishment.

Lt. Mike Colacci of the Middlesex Police Department says that the parents help to come up with what they believe is a suitable punishment for the action of their children, “like a 5 o’clock curfew, or chores around the house. In this case they had to write an essay as to why they did this,” Colacci told My9News.

Kelly Zierdt Parents Refuse to Pay Cement Fine

Comments

Anonymous said…
I thought the job of the Police department was to "Serve and Protect". Since when did they become the "graffiti" police? And who's to say this wasn't art. If Andy Warhol can put human feces in a can and get money from the National Endowment for the Arts, perhaps young miss Zierdt should be compensated for her artistic endevours. As for the police, come on guys, go after some real criminals.

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