On Thin Ice


Jon Karlung took his daughters Saga, 3, and Nelly, 1 out sledding one afternoon. He chose a hillside near Sweden's Royal Palace. A little too near for some palace guards. Karlung said a guard at a sentry box about 100 meters away began shouting at them. He walked over to talk to him and was met by that guard and three others carrying rifles. They told him he was being ejected from the hillside. But the palace's garrison manager says the guards acted wrongly. "If the family was out sledding and didn't disrupt anybody or break anything then they had the right to go sledding there. The sentry seems to have been over-zealous," he told local media.