K story time. Listen up, children, and gather 'round.
My friend just got back in town from his home in hawaii. We all thought, hey lets go hang out with him and celebrate. He said, "come meet me in the hills." We go meet him, but another friend and I decide we will split after 5-10 minutes. They pull up in a truck, we hop in. Its nighttime and we quickly learn that the goal of tonight was to spotlight rabbits and shoot the with a shotgun. Now, I know this is stupid, but they had done it many times without me. We argue about the consequences, someone says there is no way we would get arrested.
We kill a rabbit and move on.
About this time its my turn to shoot. As we are going along, I see a bat in the sky. I decide to spare its life, but my friends yell at me to take a shot. It being far, I take one knowing I would miss.
Headlights turn on in the sagebrush not far from us. We book it as fast as we can until sirens turn on. we stop and we hear multiple voices screaming at us to put our hands up. (Now, again, I know it was stupid, but there is a lot of testosterone on the cops part) We get shoved into the dirt and handcuffed for about 45 minutes. After yelling at us, they release us and tell us we are stupid, and ask us to fill out a quick report. After this they change their minds, handcuff us again, and take us to jail.
So we watched a flat screen TV with free food while we waited to get out. The next morning, according to a family friend that is a sherif, there was a huge meeting at the sherif's office about how dumb the whole case was and how there was no reason anybody should get arrested for that when every kid in town has done it. (We weren't even drinking or smoking, either). The DA ended up making us do hunters safety and everything was dropped. Our bail was $23,000.
Sparknotes: I got arrested for something stupid and my parents weren't mad