Originally Posted by Dog Folks
How the world had changed. When young, we pulled a lot of pranks but none were harmful. Used to steal apples from a grumpy old farmer until he shot at us with a shotgun filled with rock salt. Didn't hit anyone but sure put a stop to apple stealing!
When caught "screwing around" by one of the two town cops on duty, many times the cop said: Go home." If you did, that was the end of it. If you didn't there was trouble, after all he knew you , your parents, what kind of car you drove, and where you lived.
Ahh The good old days.
Ahhh, I suppose 'harmful' would be seen differently between the perpetrator, and the victim. Mom never liked people wandering through her property stealing fruit. She felt violated, although no physical harm was done.