Charlton, Massachusetts is a sleepy small town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, but it’s being faced with a new menace: Mobile gangs of battle rappers. The Boston Globe reports that Charlton police are concerned about a recent incident, in which a group of men pulled up alongside a three teenage boys and asked them if they wanted to “spit some bars.” Imagine the horror!
Here’s the warning that Charlton Police Department put out on its Facebook page:
One of the males, with brown hair and a pale complexion, wearing a gray T-shirt, gray pants and open-toed sandals, exited the vehicle and started rapping while the other occupants of the vehicle began asking they boys if they wanted to “spit some bars” (Rap lingo) with them. Boys declined, and the SUV drove off.
Although this was suspicious behavior and frightening to the boys, nothing made this appear to be an attempted abduction. With that being said, the Charlton Police are still conducting a follow-up investigation into this matter and would like for anyone with credible information surrounding this event to please call 508-248-2250.
It’s certainly a relief that nobody tried to abduct anyone. But if I were a citizen of Charlton, I’d be concerned about something else: The teenagers of my town and their wackness problem. The man had a pale complexion. He was wearing open-toed sandals. It was all right there. If your kids can’t beat that guy in an impromptu battle — if they don’t even try — then how are you ever going to achieve civic greatness?