This has happened to me, and it’s happened to my children. It isn’t funny. It’s annoying and a nuisance, but it’s also dangerous. This is why Kerry Callard is in trouble with the police in Plymouth, Devon, England.
She’s the driver in the video you see here, the clip that shows Callard speeding up, swerving and deliberately driving through a deep puddle in order to spray schoolchildren with cold, dirty water. Throughout, a male voice — her boyfriend, Alec Goff, who shot the video — can be heard, offering play-by-play as Callard takes aim and splashes the kids. They howl with laughter through the whole thing.
She did an assoholic thing, and someone caught it on video, and that video was placed online. That’s three swings of the stupidity bat, and three strikes.
Police started looking into the video’s origins after people started calling to complain. To her credit, Callard, 29, turned herself in once the video went viral, knowing that she would be tracked down at some point. Good on her. Let’s hope she continues to do the right thing … oh, wait, she didn’t. She told reporters at at least one newspaper that the children had asked to be splashed.
Let’s watch the video again. Listen closely to the children:
What’s that? You couldn’t hear the children? Of course you couldn’t. And neither could Kerry Callard. They didn’t ask her, or encourage her, or interact with her in any way. It’s clear from the video what really happened, and she should stop trying to justify it with the kind of dishonesty that qualifies her for a rare Double Moron ranking.
Police say Callard could face charges of reckless driving or even dangerous driving, as drivers can lose control in situations like this, causing vehicles to leave the roadway. When there are kids involved, that’s a horrifying thought.