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“I didn’t think it would be blown out of proportion this bad,” complains Josh Eastman, 24, of Bridgeport, Conn. “Over a simple — what I thought would be a simple — video.” The video, which he posted to YouTube, shows his 8-year-old neighbor cursing like a sailor, while Eastman is allegedly heard egging him on. “I didn’t provoke him at all,” Eastman claims. “He just came out and said it on his own. He swears like that all the time.” But the boy’s family says he doesn’t normally talk like that, and Eastman has been arrested on a charge of impairing the morals of a child. “I was in my own yard, and my private property,” Eastman complained later, “and I thought I could do whatever I want.” (RC/Hartford Courant) ...That settles it, then: he’s an idiot.
Original Publication Date: 19 September 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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