“Yes, but he was aggressive and belligerent and nearly the size of Richard Kiel, and he had just shoplifted a liquor store, ignored a police officer’s order to walk on the sidewalk rather than the middle of the street, slugged the officer, tried to wrestle the officer’s gun away and managed to convince the officer (however excitable and unprofessional the officer’s final response might have been) that he might get clobbered into unconsciousness so if you poke a hornet’s nest…sorry, man, but the kid pretty much bought it.” Note: Here’s the entire Tom Tomorrow strip, posted on 12.3. The last two panels aren’t that funny.