Canadian police arrested a man in Kitchener, Ontario, because his 4-year-old daughter had drawn a picture of him holding a gun.
As reported by Sun News, Feb. 24, 2012, Jessie Sansone told the newspaper Record that he was in shock when police arrested and took him to a police station for questioning over the drawing: “This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school.”
Officials told the newspaper the move was necessary to ensure there were no guns accessible by children in the family’s home. They also justified the arrest because 4-year-old Neaveh Sansone had said the man holding the gun in her drawing was her dad and “he uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters.”
To add insult upon injury, the police not only arrested Sansone, they also strip-searched him and searched his home while he was in custody. His wife and three children were taken to the police station, and the children were interviewed by Family and Children’s Services.
Sansone’s wife, Stephanie Squires, told the newspaper no one told them why her husband had been arrested: “He had absolutely no idea what this was even about. I just kept telling them, ‘You’re making a mistake.'”
Several hours later, the police finally released Jessie Sansone without charges.
Any day now, this madness is sure to creep across the border into the United Socialist States of America. That is, if it hasn’t already.
H/t beloved KhetaAmenti