This isn't from The Onion. "Maryland parents are under investigation by Children’s Protective Services (CPS) for allowing their 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son to walk from a local park to their home through a suburban community. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv told the Washington Post that they gave Rafi and Dorva permission to make the one-mile trek from Woodside Park in Silver Spring, Md., on a Saturday afternoon (Dec. 20). The kids made it halfway home when police picked them up, based on a phone call from a concerned neighbor. Ravi explained to the authorities that his mother allows him and his sister to walk around the neighborhood unaccompanied by an adult, but police insisted on driving the children home."