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Ohio mom calls cops on her shoplifting 6-year-old
hosted ^ | Dec 23, | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

Posted on 12/23/2009 8:15:40 AM PST by JoeProBono

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman who asked that police be called after she caught her 6-year-old daughter shoplifting a package of stickers said Wednesday that she was just trying to teach the girl a lesson early in life.

Diane Lyons said she doesn't believe she overreacted when she discovered the girl, Shiane, had taken the $3.11 package of stickers used to make temporary tattoos. An older 10-year-old daughter told Lyons about the theft.

Chief Ronald Yeager of the Carrollton Police Department in eastern Ohio arrived at the Discount Drug Mart Dec. 15 and took the girl to the police station in his cruiser before releasing her to Lyons.....

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: jpb; shoplifting; toughlove


1 posted on 12/23/2009 8:15:41 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Good for Mom!


2 posted on 12/23/2009 8:17:08 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments.)
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To: JoeProBono
I don't think it is possible to shoplift.

Stores are heavy, many hundreds of tons, sometimes.

3 posted on 12/23/2009 8:18:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: JoeProBono

Smart woman. Better her daughter find out the consequences now.


4 posted on 12/23/2009 8:19:27 AM PST by Shaun_MD (Debra Medina for Governor of Texas. Texas Secession. It is time.)
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To: Lazamataz

5 posted on 12/23/2009 8:21:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

They ought to arrest the mom for naming her kid “Shiane”.....


6 posted on 12/23/2009 8:21:27 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Yeaaah, about that, Mom's sounding like she may not be wired completely right herself. (on the right track though...):

Lyons, 31, asked about collecting a $30 reward for turning in shoplifters but decided not to follow up because she felt bad about doing it. "People think that I set her up or something to get the reward," Lyons said.

7 posted on 12/23/2009 8:21:41 AM PST by Sax
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To: JoeProBono

Had to been an OSU fan! Only they would do such a stupid thing to collect $30.


8 posted on 12/23/2009 8:22:10 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: JoeProBono

I swiped a pack of BBs when I was 8 or 9. (local mom&pops store)

My mother took me back to the store, made me apologize, and for the next week I was to sweep the entire store and front porch everyday. All while nursing a sore hind end.


9 posted on 12/23/2009 8:23:39 AM PST by envisio (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

10 posted on 12/23/2009 8:24:18 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Sax

That does seem a little odd.


11 posted on 12/23/2009 8:25:36 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: JoeProBono

Oy gevalt!


12 posted on 12/23/2009 8:25:39 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: JoeProBono



13 posted on 12/23/2009 8:28:54 AM PST by envisio (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Sax
"People think that I set her up or something to get the reward," Lyons said.

"Da bitch set me up!"

14 posted on 12/23/2009 8:29:25 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: JoeProBono

When my son was 7 or 8, he stole a dog toy at the TG&Y in Montgomery, AL. When I realized he had it, I drove back to the store and made him get out and find the Store Manager and tell him what he’d done. I was watching through the front windows as my son, heaving in sobs, told the Manager what he’d done and then asked forgiveness. The Manager patted him on the head and spoke to him. When my son got back in the store, he said the manager told him “never do that again” and my son answered “yes, sir.”

Life lesson learned.


15 posted on 12/23/2009 8:29:59 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Abortion-Euthanasia kills the very people for whom Social Justice is needed.)
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To: JoeProBono

16 posted on 12/23/2009 8:30:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: envisio

That disgusted/determined posture that Mom has is priceless. She’s not giving that boy an inch!


17 posted on 12/23/2009 8:30:48 AM PST by Sax
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To: JoeProBono

18 posted on 12/23/2009 8:31:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Sax

Humiliation at a young age (7-10) seems to do the trick of keeping kids off the wrong path


19 posted on 12/23/2009 8:33:34 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: JoeProBono

I breathed a sigh of relief when this story turned out like it was *supposed* to do. But I would never, *ever* encourage a parent to do something like this, because you just don’t know anymore if the people in authority, the police, or school principal, or whoever, are *sane*.

If this police officer was a kook, and you know, this does happen, he could have had the girl hauled before a judge, who might have decided that the mother was unfit, and put the girl in foster care, despite the mother’s protests.

Or sent the girl to juvenile hall. Or who knows what all else. Anymore it seems that the wackiest, most unreasonable, strident and kooky individuals just gravitate to positions of authority like this. And once you or your loved ones are in their clutches, they do their level best to stubbornly make your lives a living hell.


20 posted on 12/23/2009 8:37:15 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Lazamataz

So, say at .25 cents a round, if you steal a CD, you’re looking at about 50-60 rounds, basically taking a 5 second burst from two separate SMGs. Wow, that’s just a tad harsh.


21 posted on 12/23/2009 8:37:38 AM PST by Sax
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To: Sax

Now if she can just remember who “Daddy” was......

/s


22 posted on 12/23/2009 8:38:18 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: envisio

and you never stole anything again, did you?


23 posted on 12/23/2009 8:42:11 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: JoeProBono

Which one of those guys is her daughter?


24 posted on 12/23/2009 8:42:29 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: JoeProBono

For a 6 yr old?

No, calling the cops was way over the top.

In similar situations I have marched my kid back to the store, made him hand back the merchandise, look the store manager in the eye and apologize. That was pretty traumatic for him.


25 posted on 12/23/2009 8:43:00 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: Sax
So, say at .25 cents a round, if you steal a CD, you’re looking at about 50-60 rounds, basically taking a 5 second burst from two separate SMGs. Wow, that’s just a tad harsh.

Cuts down on repeat offenders.

26 posted on 12/23/2009 8:47:31 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: silverleaf

I agree. The mother gave up her authority - she’s the one to set her child straight.


27 posted on 12/23/2009 8:47:55 AM PST by presently no screen name ( Elected officials are WELFARE RECIPIENTS.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Lyons, 31, asked about collecting a $30 reward for turning in shoplifters but decided not to follow up because she felt bad about doing it.

"People think that I set her up or something to get the reward," Lyons said.

Ohhh nooooooo...noooooo

28 posted on 12/23/2009 8:48:03 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Lazamataz
"Cuts down"!
29 posted on 12/23/2009 8:52:34 AM PST by Sax
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To: presently no screen name

calling the cops to discipline her kid is going to get real unproductive by the time that kid is 11 or 12 - maybe sooner


30 posted on 12/23/2009 8:53:23 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: Sax

You’d have them over a barrel.


31 posted on 12/23/2009 8:56:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Lazamataz

(groan) bad pun overload!!


32 posted on 12/23/2009 8:59:16 AM PST by Sax
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To: silverleaf
No, calling the cops was way over the top.

Ya but what about the $30. reward the store was offering to turn in shoplifters?

33 posted on 12/23/2009 9:00:19 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Sax
Perhaps shoplifters didn't get the BULLETin.

They are sure on the FIRING LINE.

If they'd only read the MAGAZINE about this.

Perhaps they weren't aROUND. Maybe they were in their CHAMBER.

34 posted on 12/23/2009 9:02:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: silverleaf

My thoughts exactly. This mother needs help, IMO. An “I’ll show her” ambivalence instead of teaching her. More of an enemy type behavior instead of a nurturing, teaching behavior. Raising on threats of what I can do TO you, and not a loving/guiding/directing hand FOR her.

Now she has a sister who she can’t trust and a mother who she can’t rely on for guidance - because she may call the cops on her. This little girl must feel very lonely. Now that it’s in the news, I can’t imagine the torment from other kids.


35 posted on 12/23/2009 9:20:55 AM PST by presently no screen name ( Elected officials are WELFARE RECIPIENTS.)
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To: Sax

Wasteful, too.


36 posted on 12/23/2009 9:26:15 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: JoeProBono

60 years ago I went to a store after school with some other kindergartners to spend our nickles on bubble gum. I got distracted by seeing the very first “ready-made” Halloween costume I’d ever seen. A block away from the store, gum in one hand, and nickle in the other, to my horror, I realized that I hadn’t paid for the gum. I ran......as fast as I could back to that store and amid lots of tears told the owner what had happened. I seem to have been born with an “honesty” gene that is incredibly active.


37 posted on 12/23/2009 11:00:03 AM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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38 posted on 12/23/2009 11:03:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yep. That’s a great motto. Even today I can’t help telling clerks when they’ve given me too much change, or discover a stick of chapstick that I failed to put on the counter. I’ll actually go back into the store and tell them and then pay for it.

It’s a curse!


39 posted on 12/23/2009 11:08:18 AM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Lots of little kids do it....I had a couple of my kids take things back to the store, but first talked with the manager and told them not to go easy on the kid. Even took my oldest grandson back to a store when he proudly came back from town with his uncle and showed me the great sucker he stole.....I put him back in the car and he had to take the sucker back...I paid for it, but wouldn't let him have it...told the guy behind the counter to throw it away as he had already started eating it...but he had to hand it over and apologize....

That leaves an impression on a little kid....

40 posted on 12/23/2009 11:53:24 AM PST by goat granny
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To: envisio

You have a great mother......i’ll bet your a great person also....


41 posted on 12/23/2009 11:55:24 AM PST by goat granny
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