How about a donut shop diversion program? In front of every donut shop, we station a policeman. Anyone who looks 30 percent or more over his or her ideal body weight is asked to step on a scale. Those who are over the weight threshold are given a choice—a weight reduction clinic or jail. They could be charged with one or more of the nuisance crimes, but it would become assault and battery on a police officer if the donut seeker got out of hand. By this means, we would reduce obesity, decrease health care costs, save hospital beds, and improve the quality of life of the overweight citizenry.