Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Cheerleader Mom

This was in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Court upholds confinement for Wisconsin cheerleader mom
July 7, 2010 11:33 a.m. | Madison - An appeals court has upheld three years of confinement in a mental health facility for a 33-year-old woman who enrolled in a Wisconsin high school and tried out for cheerleading.

Wendy Brown used her 15-year-old daughter's name and social security number to enroll at Ashwaubenon High School in August 2008 and practice with the cheerleading squad.

Under a plea agreement, she was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to one charge of identity theft.

A judge committed her to three years of treatment, saying her release would pose a significant risk because of her history of financial and property crimes.

Brown, now 35, appealed her commitment but the District 3 Court of Appeals rejected her arguments Wednesday.

Interesting. So, we have people clinging desperately to their youth.

Here's an idea. There are proms for older folk who didn't get to go to prom when they were in high school. Maybe they couldn't afford it or their high school (like my area Lutheran high school) just didn't have one. You can now go to one.

Or you couldn't make all those baseball teams? Well, for the right price you can get on a fantasy camp--with the Major League Baseball team of your choice!

Maybe someone needs to start a cheerleading camp for older gals. They can all cheer for the Cougars!

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