The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers) Teens in Trophy Club have been playing an elaborate game of hide-and-seek in neighborhoods on Friday and Saturday nights that involves running across the lawns and hiding in back yards of strangers. What would you do if you saw one of them hiding in your yard?
This type of behavior is uncalled for and shows a total lack of responsibility on the parents’ part and a complete disregard for personal property and space, especially after dark. If they are in the front yard, I’ll stand on the porch and call the police. In the back yard, I’m going to shoot first, release the dogs then call the police. R. Craig
My German shepherd loves having visitors! Michael Hathoot
If I knew it was kids playing a game then it’s OK. But how to know who is in the bushes? I’d call the police, since I might be scared. Stacey Bauerle
If they did that in South Dallas where I live, they would have to learn how to dodge bullets. Jimmy Reeves
Turn on the sprinklers! Scott LaChance
Call their parents? Oops, sorry, the parents are laughing about their kid’s “pranks.” David Perkins
I have cameras and would turn the footage over to the police. But my sign lets them know I have dogs, so when they get bit I am covered. Waymond Brown Sr.
When kids are at risk of being shot for playing a kid’s game, [it] says a lot about our society and its people. Charleston White