By Bill Vickery
“Skateboarding is not a crime.”
These were the words on a bumper sticker affixed to my younger brother’s skateboard. I laughed at the sticker.
“How ridiculous!” I said. “Who said skateboarding was a crime?”
It was funny, until the day my father actually received a call from the police station.
“Are you Tom Vickery, the father of Bob Vickery?” The policeman stated in a deep voice.
“Why?” My father replied wearily. There were four of us boys, and my dad replied wearily a lot in those days.