Mascot Law

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The McHenry Code

The latest proof that our traditional civil liberties are under siege came in mid-August, when the city council of McHenry, Illinois, passed an ordinance that bans the use of outdoor costumed business mascots.  The councilmembers have apparently classified the mascots…


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UPDATE: Arkansas-Chicken-Man Assaulter Captured

Just as the weekly update went to press, I learned that police in Searcy, Arkansas, had captured the man responsible for the July 19 bottle-rocket attacks on Steven Turnage.  Turnage said that one rocket struck him in the eye and…


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Arkansas Chicken Man Plagued by Attacks

Police in Searcy, Arkansas, have no leads in repeated attacks against Steven Turnage, who wears a chicken suit on local city streets to promote a fast-food restaurant.  During his two weeks on the job, Turnage says he has endured not…



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Police Stop Knife Fight Involving Banana Boy

In December, 2005, police in Hudson Falls, New York, came upon a street fight and leapt out of their car to break it up.  Members of the crowd that had gathered shouted "he's stabbing him!" and Deputy Shawn Lovelace saw…


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Ronald MacDonald Charged With Stealing From Wendy’s

Having almost certainly been hired by Wendy's (and named by his parents) solely for the humor value, Ronald MacDonald was arrested early Monday for stealing money out of the safe at the Wendy's restaurant where he worked. Unfortunately, he was…