We used to play this every night in the summer after dark. It was great because the Hillary’s had 12 kids and we had a ton of kids in the neighborhood. Someone would be “it” and everyone would go and hide. When the policeman found you, he’d say “Mary” come to court. Court was usually someone’s front stoop. You could “escape” if one of the “uncaught” people came and tapped you. Pretty risky business. The game was over when everyone was caught.
Original author: Beri B. Bek [e-mail]