Oh dear, those krazy Kiwis are at it again! The tremors in Christchurch must’ve shook them up something stupid. This tale of tomfoolery comes to you from Bay of Plenty (again) where Brendan Michael Dowd (44) a dowdy dude trying to be his kids’ friend instead of their parent, was charged with reckless driving after he was caught towing his sons and their friends on skateboards behind his car, and one of the boys fell and was injured. Not cool, dude.
The incident happened in October last year, when Dowdy and the boys were filming each other skateboarding around an industrial park. The boys took turn at being towed by Dowd and letting go, sometimes two at a time. The car was travelling at 50kph (31mph) when a 14 year old friend of the boys came off the skateboard and narrowly missed being hit by Dowd. He suffered a broken collarbone and a badly grazed face and limbs.
The judge berated him for being such a stupid immature idiot at 44 and the police said that Dowd’s behaviour was the height of stupidity. Dowd was sentenced to 60 hours of community work, disqualified from driving for a year, and ordered to pay the victim $500. He also lost some serious street cred with his sons and his wife refused to have sex with him for 6 months. Also his dog growled at him. Seriously Dowdy dude, give it up. You’re over 40, your sons don’t think you’re “cool” or “rad”. Trying to be their friend instead of their parent is not going to help them, they will walk all over you. Whatever happened to taking them camping or fishing? That’s how you get your male bonding done, not by trying to kill them!