(Scroll down for video) Children do it every day, but these teens received tickets for playing in the street.
On the streets of Doylestown, Connor Logan and his friend never expected that his work would have drawn so much attention. "I kind of started to draw a shape and it looked like a turtle, so I continued," Logan said. When the Central Bucks West graduate and his friend who is 17 years old, saw some chalk on North Clinton Street Tuesday, they took to their adolescent imagination. They drew a whale and sea turtles in the street.
But the fun did not last long. Just before midnight, police discovered Logan and his friend, and both were fined for criminal behavior. "I see the graffiti around the city. That is a big problem. But I think the fact that I have gotten a ticket for drawing with colored chalk might be a bit over the top," Logan said . "I'll pay the fine and I will not cause this to become a bigger problem."
Doylestown Township Police Department did not return phone calls for comment. The neighbors saw the drawings of the two, and did not care. They say the police have major crimes to worry about.
"I thought it was quite whimsical and fun. I got a kick out of it. They were very nice people," Mike Cosdon said, "I think it would be very difficult to find a neighbor who was offended by what they did."
"Absolutely ridiculous," said a frustrated Carl Ohrberg. "It makes no sense at all, and Doylestown has crime unlike the past. To worry about things like that is ridiculous."
Logan says he'll pay the fine and leave this behind him as soon as possible. He says his days as an artist are over. Instead, he will focus on engineering in college.
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