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Penalty for unwrapping gifts early: Arrest (12-year old arrested for opening a Christmas gift early)
The Herald ^ | 12/05/06 | Monica Chen

Posted on 12/05/2006 5:54:06 PM PST by FreedomCalls

A mother convinced Rock Hill police to arrest her 12-year-old son after he unwrapped a Christmas present early. The boy's great-grandmother had specifically told him not to open his Nintendo Game Boy Advance, which she had wrapped and placed beneath the Christmas tree, according to a police report.

But on Sunday morning, she found the box of the popular handheld game console unwrapped and opened. When the boy's 27-year-old mother heard about the opened gift, she called police. ...

When the mother threatened to call the police, the boy went into his room and got the Game Boy, the report stated. She called the police anyway.

Two Rock Hill police officers responded to the home and charged the boy with petty larceny. He was charged as a juvenile and released the same day, said police spokesman Lt. Jerry Waldrop, who added the boy was never held at the jail.

"We wouldn't hold a 12-year-old," he said. ...

On Monday night, the mother said she had her son arrested because she didn't know what else to do.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldonline.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: christmas; crime; parenting; police
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To: FreedomCalls; upchuck

S.C. ping


41 posted on 12/05/2006 7:33:50 PM PST by lunarbicep (Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain)
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To: FreedomCalls
I wish the on-line newspapers would be more up-front about their locations

Ditto that.

42 posted on 12/05/2006 8:27:28 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; Abbeville Conservative; acf2906; ...
South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. / Remove me from the list.
43 posted on 12/05/2006 10:25:47 PM PST by upchuck (Republicans didn`t lose this time around because they were conservative, but because they WEREN`T!)
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To: DUH

LOL!


44 posted on 12/05/2006 10:31:49 PM PST by Howlin (45 days to Destin!)
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To: unlearner
So, we'd rather a person in that situation not compound what she already did by adding murder... and that's hypocrisy, how? Are you saying we're secretly in favor of killing babies, or what, exactly?
45 posted on 12/05/2006 10:49:29 PM PST by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: FreedomCalls; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Somehow, I'm not suprised that this happened in Rock Hill.


46 posted on 12/05/2006 11:10:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Sunni or later Shi'ite happens." --spokeshave)
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To: FreedomCalls
The great-grandmother should be embarrassed that this was only a Game Boy Advance which is ancient history for portable games. She should have bought a Nintendo DS Lite or Sony's PSP. Now that would have been a real present!
47 posted on 12/05/2006 11:32:21 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Slings and Arrows

Crack down at Rock Hill


48 posted on 12/05/2006 11:34:30 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: Kozak
Arrest the mother for criminal stupidity.

I was thinking the same thing just now before I read the article. although if we had a law against stupidity, we might have to lock up almost all of Congress too.

49 posted on 12/05/2006 11:36:38 PM PST by darkangel82 (Everyone has the right to be an idiot, but on DU they abuse the privilege.)
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To: sully777

They were raising 'caine.

Any time something stupid happens in South Carolina, it seems to be in Rock Hill.


50 posted on 12/05/2006 11:44:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Sunni or later Shi'ite happens." --spokeshave)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This story goes beyond the pale in so many ways/

Hope you're having a good night.


51 posted on 12/05/2006 11:48:33 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: gb63

That's about what I was thinking.


52 posted on 12/06/2006 12:25:55 AM PST by Ronin (Ut iusta esse, lex noblis severus necesse est.)
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To: spinestein
Her lack of understanding of the proper raising of children is understandable considering she was 15 when her son was born.

If she was still fifteen it would be understandable. But she is 27. You expect that she would have learned a thing or two over the years.

53 posted on 12/06/2006 3:26:17 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Those who call their fellow citizens Sheeple are just ticked they were not chosen as Shepherds)
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To: FreedomCalls
On Monday night, the mother said she had her son arrested because she didn't know what else to do.

Return the gift.

I know of someone who told her kids if she found out that they snuck around and opened the gifts she had hidden to find out what they were getting before Christmas, she'd take every single last one back. They did and she did.

54 posted on 12/06/2006 5:01:43 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

People are way too easily offended. Any mother that called 911 to report that her 12 year old kicked in the door deserved a a response like that. Good grief, just who's the adult in these households? It appears that there's none.


55 posted on 12/06/2006 5:06:19 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: FreedomCalls


Wow, that was dumb.

Just smash the thing, I would have. That would have taught the little punk a lesson. No soup for you little man.


56 posted on 12/06/2006 5:21:36 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Kozak
Actually, this is the sort of story that ought to put the kibosh on the feminist notion that "men are unnecessary." A single mom raising a boy is going to have an awful time of it. If there were a dad in the house, he could pull that boy into line with a dirty look.

That ought to be the headline here: "Young men need grown men".

The cops tried to help, but they can't substitute for a real dad.

57 posted on 12/06/2006 5:52:57 AM PST by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Jeff Katz discussed this yesterday afternoon on his radio show. The kid is 12 years old, the mother is 27 and no father is ever mentioned. Nuf said!


58 posted on 12/06/2006 6:00:45 AM PST by csx3000
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To: Hoodlum91

One more, and he goes to jail for life.


59 posted on 12/06/2006 6:25:13 AM PST by U S Army EOD (Support your local EOD Detachment)
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To: unlearner

"For those pointing out her age of giving birth, I want to point out that many would be pointing out how girls in the same age range 13-15 would be doing the right thing not to have an abortion.

The self-righteous hypocrisy is thick in here today - especially when no one here knows what the circumstances of this pregnancy were."

Guess we feel all warm and fuzzy now, we've defended our quota of victums today.


60 posted on 12/06/2006 6:46:46 AM PST by csx3000
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