So we just got back from a short 2 night trip in which my son and I went bass fishing on the warm side of the state. We stayed at a beautiful state campground overlooking the Columbia River/Wanapum lake. While there a middle aged couple drove in a took a spot on the other side of the loop from us but well within view of our campsite. There are usually lots of campers at this park as it is really nice and this was no exception. Well these folks were trashed! I mean the guy was stumbling around drunk. They had no tent that we could see and didn't know what they were doing there but they had paid the camping fee. We watched as this guy stumbled around and then proceeded to whip out his junk and urinate right out in the open!
He proceeded to do this at least 3 times in about an hour and in full view of the family camping next to them who had a young special needs daughter!
Now, myself and one of the women from that camp coincidentally walked to the ranger office at the same time to lodge the same complaint, this guy needs to go, or at least go in the provided bathrooms! The ranger stopped in and had a talk to them that it was unacceptable and then came to talk to me. He told me he had to go but that he had called county and state police and would I tell them what was going on when they arrived?
I did so and the police went to have a talk with this pair. After the police left another camper I had been talking fishing with earlier came over to our site and told me he had a police scanner and had caught the conversation with the officers and dispatch when they ran the names of these two. Turned out both were wanted on warrants for alcohol related felony charges out of other counties but because they were "Non-extraditable" the cops would not arrest them!
Not only were these trash peeing in public but they were wanted and worse yet they would not be arrested!!! WHAT!!!! Is this what it means to "Serve and Protect"? What the *&^%^%$ are my tax dollars going for? It seems our police here are hell bent on pulling over drivers for 10mph over the speed limit but come across two wanted felons and they wont arrest them? I was outraged! About a half hour after the cops left this inebriated couple must have thought better about staying and hit the road, DRUNK!!!!! No doubt to drive to the scene of the accident! I can only hope that they didn't end up hurting or killing someone innocent after they left.
I was disgusted at the public peeing but more disgusted and outraged that these two weren't hauled off to jail. No wonder crime is rampant!
Here in Washington state it seems the police are more interested in collecting revenue than protecting us from the real criminals.