It was a wet morning just like any other wet morning in Kettering, Ohio. A woman driving in her Honda mini-van was doing what many other women might have been doing. Ferrying children. Oh, and chatting on her cell phone.
Oh, yes, I almost forgot. She was also breast-feeding.
Chris Cahill, 33, spotted her, called the police and then, as people sometimes do on a wet Kettering morning, decided to follow her. There is, naturally, no irony in the fact that, according to a recording of his call to the police, he continued talking on his cell phone while he performed his super-sleuthing duties.
Although you might enjoy her alleged response when the man tried to suggest she was not following the best guidelines for a safe and happy life: "You want to pop your titty out and breastfeed this kid?" Surely you can feel her pain.
When police finally caught up with the woman, who has been identified as 39-year-old Genine Compton, she allegedly had a simple explanation. She was not going to deprive a hungry child.
Unfortunately, she may well be deprived of some of her hard-earned cash and personal freedom, as she was charged with child endangerment and unlawful restraint.
In a somewhat surprising twist of the legal wheel, Compton has entered a plea of not guilty.
I have, thus far, not been able to ascertain if.