Sioux Falls PO looks the other way while kid urinates near bike trail

Just in case any superior officer with the force is reading this, it occurred around 6:30 PM tonight at Cherry Rock park with an officer on an ATV.

As I was riding by the ball fields tonight at Cherry Rock park I noticed a game going on, to my surprise only a couple hundred feet from the portable bathroom a player about 10-12 years old (who should know better) in his full baseball uniform and hat had his wang out and was peeing right along the trail, as I yelled at him to knock if off while riding by, he just laughed and continued, at that moment I looked over and an officer on an ATV talking to a parent looked over as I pointed at the kid, he just turned around and continued to talk to a parent.

Urinating in public, next to a baseball game and near a bike trail wouldn’t you think the officer would have said something? Nope. Apparently it is OK to urinate in a public park as long as you are wearing a youth sports uniform (I told you that is all people care about in this town).

Ironically, after I did my downtown loop, I did see the same ATV cop chasing some transients out from under the Cliff Avenue bridge, so he does have his priorities. None of them were urinating . . . yet.

I never want anyone ever to tell me to my face that our cops are overworked and underpaid, because it is complete B.S.!


#1 D@ily Spin on 06.21.21 at 11:08 pm

The kid should be reprimanded. Not doing so speaks for the police officer. How can we respect an officer when he allows public ludeness? Especially when a citizen witnesses. Perhaps the officer was born in a barn and he got away from the 3 wise men.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.21.21 at 11:54 pm

Things like this will continue to happen so long as Head Start is underfunded.

On an other note, I was once in the London Tube as a homeless man, who looked like a filthy unemployed Santa, urinated in an exposed 360 degree spin before hoards of horrified commuters. Let me just say, to quote Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worse of times”, but at least someone was getting relief. #NoBobbieToBeFound #JustAJohnson

#3 Further Fear & Loathing on 06.22.21 at 12:13 am

If an adult does that, they are placed on the sex registry list. When a child does that, they are just waiting to be placed on that list. Should the Arc be renamed: The Arc of Freedom? It’s on a trail tributary. Would “Pissing in the Wind” have made it? But blowing is apparently acceptable. But don’t worry, I am not going to go there, nor on a trail where the evidence has yet to have dried up. May police be with you.

#4 scott on 06.22.21 at 11:30 am

raping our sovereignty! raping our sovereignty!

#5 LJL on 06.22.21 at 10:02 pm

OK Karen.

#6 l3wis on 06.22.21 at 10:13 pm

I could care less what that kid did, that’s a parenting issue and none of my business, it becomes the PUBLIC’s business when someone paid for by my taxes ignores this as not a big deal.

#7 I am so relieved on 06.23.21 at 2:56 pm

I am not sure how germane this is, but I see that the Sanford International has been extended for at least two more years, which means the SI now has an additional two years to find a cure for cancer.

#8 rufusx on 06.27.21 at 9:41 am

Just wait ’til you’re in your 70’s and your bladder and prostate have traded sizes and capacity. You’ll be happy no one cares where you pee.