Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mom climbs atop her family’s basketball hoop

 Dover, Delaware - A Delaware mom climbed atop her famil’s basketball hoop in a short-lived bid to keep authorities from ripping it out and confiscating it. Transportation workers and state police came to her neighborhood in Wilmington to remove several basketball goals that officials said were too close to the roadway. Several residents were sent letters last year warning them that the state’s “Clear Zone” law prohibits trees and other objects from being within seven feet of the pavement’s edge in a residential subdivision. Melissa, 39, parked her van underneath the goal, climbed the pole and perched herself behind the backboard, risking arrest. McCafferty said she could only think about how sad her 10-year-old daughter would be about the removal.  More…

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