Conn. boy concerned by speeders writes letter to cops
A 9-year-old Conn. boy who saw cars whizzing down his neighborhood street did what a lot of adults might not have done. He took action
By Katie Kindelan
WATERFORD, Conn. — A 9-year-old Connecticut boy who saw cars whizzing down his neighborhood street as he waited for the school bus each day did what a lot of adults might not have done. He took action.
Isaiah McLoughlin, of Waterford, Conn., sent a handwritten letter to his local police department asking officers to, in part, call his grandmother "so we can talk about the situation."
"He's been talking about it to me for months," Millie Mell said of the speeders that "fly" down their residential road at speeds as high as 60 m.p.h. "I said, 'Alright Isaiah, maybe you should write a letter to the police yourself and tell them about the speeders.'" Sure enough, according to Mell, as she and Isaiah waited for the school bus a few days later morning, an officer was stationed on their street with a radar gun.
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