Delaware mom risks arrest to save basketball hoop

    Moms will do a lot of things for their kids. Cook them meals, wipe their noses, help them with homework and friendships. They’ll also climb basketball nets and risk arrest for their kids.


    Melissa McCafferty’s kids are either giving her the Mom of the Year award or hiding with embarrassment after her run-in with the cops today.

    Cops came through her Wilmington neighborhood today to enforce the Clear Zone law that prohibits things like trees and basketball nets from being within seven feet of the curb. Guess who’s basketball net was in violation?

    The Associated Press reports McCafferty parked her van beneath the net and climbed up behind the backboard when cops showed up. She and her husband say the net has been there since the ’50s and hasn’t bothered anyone on their cul-de-sac.

    McCafferty now faces three disappointed kids when they get home from school. After she climbed down, authorities returned and removed the pole with a front-end loader.

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