Cow in the Road Bear in the House
Unguarded literary moments from police reports in northern Wisconsin. A sample of these funny and endearing calls, from 1990: "Request to remove intoxicated male from home. Update: Subject removed, at which point caller invited subject back in to spend the night." People love the police reports because out of the blur of petty crime we discover wry wit, evidence that a simpler time still exists here and there, and an inimitable brand of small-town humor - northern style.