Friday, July 04, 2008

Beware Oniontown

We have a small quibble:

DOVER, N.Y. -- Two teenagers who drove to Oniontown after a series of YouTube videos portrayed the hamlet as a run-down, backwoods dump were pelted with rocks by an angry group of young residents, authorities said.

The two 17-year-olds from Mahopac, about 30 miles south of Oniontown, suffered head and face injuries.

Troopers arrested a 17-year-old from Oniontown on Thursday and charged him with criminal mischief. Additional arrests were expected, police said.

State police investigator Eric Schaefer said it wasn't the first time out-of-towners were attacked by local residents.

"The biggest recommendation at this point is for everybody to stay out of there," Schaefer said. "Anybody that doesn't belong there, anybody that's not a resident, just stay out of Oniontown."

No, we're not going to make fun of Oniontown. We don't want anyone throwing rocks at us. Though, it does seem a bit run-down and backward to pelt outsiders with rocks. If you want to prove your sophistication, you should throw purebred cats, or maybe designer cheese. But that's not why we posted this.

Rather, we wanted the sheriff to know he should say "who" instead of "that" when he's talking about people. Even if they don't have a fancy Oniontown address, they're still people.

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