"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox. "Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside. Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups. A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV. The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...e-island_n_2193756.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.