That's exactly what Officer Chad Lee Hickey of the Arlington (Texas) Police Department did. And now Tarrant County prosecutors are trying to decide what, if any, crime Hickey committed when he placed the "ad."
"The reporting officer originally wrote the offense for forgery," said Sgt. Stan Davis of the Mansfield Police Department. "We don't really know what the offense is yet. There are several different offenses that might fit. That's why the district attorney is reviewing it, to find out if there is a criminal offense and, if so, to find out which offense fits the best."Regardless of what law enforcement officials eventually decide, Huwitt believes she has been victimized and says Hickey should at least lose his job.
Apparently Officer Hickey thought the basketball goal was "junking up" the neighborhood and took it upon himself to get rid of it.