Also via Gawker, here’s a story that goes along with the previous entry about being arrested for sitting on the sidewalk:
The long arm of the law has no mercy when it comes to Sandra Catena. The 47-year-old dance instructor learned that the hard way while daring to sit on a bench at the Rivington Playground. She was approached by two officers asking if she had any children with her; when she told them no, she was served with a convenient little ticket. Apparently, it’s illegal for an adult to sit on a playground bench unless with children, and now Catena is looking at a $1000 fine and up to 90 days in jail.
Let this be a lesson to us all: ‘Tis better to go down as a pedophile than as a loner.