Philadelphia, PA-- A local man is being questioned by police tonight after he stepped on a crack in the sidewalk. Mr. Eduardo Spaghetti stepped on a crack in front of his house. The misstep instantly broke his mother's back. Mrs. Mia Spaghetti was rushed to the hospital and is listed in very serious condition.
Mr. Spaghetti told police he was in a hurry, and just didn't see the crack.
"It was very stupid of me. Every child in the world knows what happens if you step on a crack. I really regret it." said Mr. Spaghetti.
The unfortunate incident was not the first such occurrence to strike the Spaghetti family. Thirty years ago Mr. Spaghetti's sister stepped on a line and broke her father's spine in three places. The sister was eventually found guilty of the crime and executed.
"I don't know any adult who doesn't take great care when walking--there's no excuse for all this carnage." said a police source. "Citizens need to be aware of the damage they can do to their parents' backs."