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San Diego boy throwing rocks hit by crossbow bolt
Associated Press ^ | August 30, 2011

Posted on 08/30/2011 12:32:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego police say a boy throwing rocks at vehicles was struck in the abdomen by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger in small sport utility vehicle.

Officer Dino Delimitros says the boy and a friend were throwing rocks in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger in a black Toyota RAV4 pulled out a crossbow and fired.

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1 posted on 08/30/2011 12:32:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone fax me a crying towel.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 12:34:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Actions have consequences (not condoning, just saying.)


3 posted on 08/30/2011 12:34:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The lesson here being “DON’T THROW ROCKS.”


4 posted on 08/30/2011 12:34:15 PM PDT by Grunthor (Perry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crossbows deal heavy damage. Hard to believe he’s not dead. Must have mithril shirt.


5 posted on 08/30/2011 12:34:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The arrow of my wrath will protect my fair citizens from your savagery”


6 posted on 08/30/2011 12:35:18 PM PDT by Augustinian monk (Don't vote for Perry the RINO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t understand something here. The article says TWO pieces of sh!t were throwing rocks at passing automobiles.

Did the crossbow guy only have one bolt?


7 posted on 08/30/2011 12:36:21 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Free ThinkerNY
his injuries are not life-threatening.

But his intellect apparently is.

8 posted on 08/30/2011 12:36:38 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Payback’s a bitch, kid.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 12:37:47 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The title sounds like a boy was throwing rocks that had been hit by a crossbow. Reading it, I realized the boy had himself been struck by a crossbow after he threw rocks at cars.


10 posted on 08/30/2011 12:38:05 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Officer Dino Delimitros

Hey! Didn't he used to be a movie director?

;-)

11 posted on 08/30/2011 12:39:24 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was a hard lesson, but he probably got the point.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If someone had pulled over and spanked this little brat they person who did so would no doubt be arrested and sent to jail.

So instead of a spanking because of litigious governments and lawyers the kid instead gets a dose of anonymous drive by punishment.

Thank you unintended liberal consequences.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 12:39:51 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Meet the New Boss

Perhaps he needs to work on his reload speed.


14 posted on 08/30/2011 12:40:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well. I guess we now need crossbow control.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 12:41:17 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Yeah, let’s see you hit TWO targets at highway speeds.
;)


16 posted on 08/30/2011 12:41:17 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was Ted Nugent in the vicinity? Good shot.


17 posted on 08/30/2011 12:41:22 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The article said he was shirtless.

Maybe he has an Adamantium Skeleton or Bark Skin.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 12:41:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Green Arrow lives!


19 posted on 08/30/2011 12:43:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never bring a rock to a crossbow fight.


20 posted on 08/30/2011 12:44:23 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Nachum

Already there. Banned in MA due to ONE incident.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 12:45:38 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: GraceG

If someone had pulled over and spanked this little brat they person who did so would no doubt be arrested and sent to jail.

****************

You forgot to mention a possible confrontation with a parent INDIGNANT at the notion that their LITTLE ANGEL would do such a thing.

Kid would be wearing an “innocent” pout the whole time.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 12:47:13 PM PDT by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was on an operation in Africa in 1984. We were drinking beer in a hotel bar with some Legionnaires. One guy, a Brit, showed me a copy of “Soldier of Fortune” magazine with an advert for some top of the line crossbows. He told me he wanted me to order 30 of them for his platoon. I told him I couldn’t do it because of my delicate position and besides, I didn’t have an arms dealers license. He said he didn’t care and he would see me the following week with the cash. He wanted me to change almost $1000 in CFA (French West African currency). Fortunately, I rotated out of there before our next meeting. Don’t want to get on those boys’ wrong side.


23 posted on 08/30/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not to say that I condone shooting kids with arrows...exactly, BUT I bet that’s one little punk who won’t be throwing rocks at cars again any time soon.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 12:50:00 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suspect that it was one of those one handed pistol-type crossbows.

I also suspect that the driver’s vehicle had been hit by one of those rocks the kids were throwing, possibly cracking a window, and he (driver) decided to get some payback.

I’m not condoning this, but I think I can safely say that it is a sign of the times. I also suspect it’s going to happen with increasing frequency as people realize that they are the only ones who can safely protect their loved ones and valuables.

One thing for sure. This kid is not going to be chucking rocks at any cars again soon.


25 posted on 08/30/2011 12:50:39 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It is only because it was a gut shot.

I bet they never catch the cross-bow guy, they deal damage almost as well as a hand gun but no one ever hears them go off ... which is what usually leads to someone witnessing a shooter and their eventual capture.

Makes me wonder what they were doing driving around with a cross-bow in their front seat to begin with. Hunting?


26 posted on 08/30/2011 12:52:52 PM PDT by dila813
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To: ClearCase_guy

From what I gather the shooter probably did not have a hunting broadhead installed on the bolt. Otherwise I think the rock thrower would have bled out.

But my knowledge is limited to regular bows and this was back when nobody even used a release(I’m talkin’ 25 years ago).


27 posted on 08/30/2011 12:53:25 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When I was in high school, some kid threw a rock at my pickup. The little bastard was standing there on the curb, just feet away from my path of travel in the far right lane, and he was holding a golf ball-sized chunk of rock or concrete. I saw him throw it, as though in slow-motion.

Lucky me, the thing hit my right-side A-pillar, just between the windshield and side window. I mashed the throttle to the floor and hit the nearest u-turn, headed back to teach the boy the error of his ways. Too late, he'd hit another car that had been following me. That driver just leapt out on the spot and could be seen already a block away, chasing the kid and waving a tire iron. I often wonder if that kid made it home alive.

28 posted on 08/30/2011 12:54:00 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: pgkdan
I agree.

I'm sure it will be several weeks before his abdominal muscles are in any condition to allow him to throw anything.

;-)

29 posted on 08/30/2011 12:54:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The little bas&&@ will probably be back out there next month with his own crossbow


30 posted on 08/30/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: dila813

‘Hunting’ the asshat who hit his car with a rock. maybe?


31 posted on 08/30/2011 12:55:24 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Having once had a rock dropped from an overpass hit my windshield at 60+ MPH, I can attest that the child was committing attempted murder. Deadly force in response is therefore fully justified.
32 posted on 08/30/2011 12:59:30 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Ronin

Cool features of a cross bow for this kind of operation vs. a firearm:

1) almost entirely silent;

2) no traceable ballistic evidence;

3) relatively short range so bystanders are less likely to be hit; and

4) no spent cartridge cases.

My congrats to the shooter. May he have much good hunting and hit the vital parts next time.


33 posted on 08/30/2011 12:59:54 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bringing rocks to a crossbow fight... had to be the child of a dumb as dirt dim.

LLS

34 posted on 08/30/2011 1:00:13 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tough neighborhood. Glad to me a small-town dweller.


35 posted on 08/30/2011 1:00:32 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (Proud to be a bitter, clinging hobbit)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Take out one perp and the other flees.

LLS


36 posted on 08/30/2011 1:01:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: ReneeLynn
Ted NEVER wounds... he kills humanely and eats what he shoots.

LLS

37 posted on 08/30/2011 1:02:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kids always through rocks. I did ... now don’t lie.. of course you did. They didn’t deserve to be arrowed by some creep with a crossbow. What they needed was some good old parental dispensing of punishment... their rear end paddled and restriction for a few months etc. However, this is a different society and people are starting to cheer harming kids. I had a kid hit my car with a rock and I didn’t try and kill him. Sheesh people. Get real.


38 posted on 08/30/2011 1:03:47 PM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: Charles Martel

“That driver just leapt out on the spot and could be seen already a block away, chasing the kid and waving a tire iron.”

That’s exactly the same way I was cured of the habit of throwing snowballs at cars at the age of 13 or so. If we hadn’t been on home turf on a hillside covered in deep snow, I do believe he might have caught us.

Throwing anything at a car, especially a rock that could go through the window, is life threatening. The crossbowman may get off for self defense if he can convince the jury he ws in fear the kid would throw another.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 1:05:34 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

A few years back in St. Louis, a woman driving home late from work had a rock thrown through her windshield (thrown off an overpass), and it killed her. I think she was 23 or 24, and was the mother of a very young child.


40 posted on 08/30/2011 1:05:38 PM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Moral of story, don’t bring a rock to a crossbow fight.


41 posted on 08/30/2011 1:07:42 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: BigFinn

PLEASE! This “kid” was 16years old, a young man in fact. Paddling the rear end (if you could even do so) wouldn’t do a particle of good.

And when your car is hit by a rock you can talk.
You must be a lib troll.

Actions have consequences - a valuable lesson the “kid” just learned.


42 posted on 08/30/2011 1:10:52 PM PDT by marychesnutfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good shot, the bastard need that!


43 posted on 08/30/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The ‘boy’ sounds like he’s a teenager... 16 years old? AP put a pity-party headline on the story. For a second the lie works - and we imagine a 7 year old being hit with a crossbow. Then ahhh, it’s AP and the illusion - the lie - is obvious. An out of control teenager was throwing rocks at cars - maybe endangering lives - and someone fought back...


44 posted on 08/30/2011 1:12:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I were on the jury that heard the case against the alleged crossbow shooter I would vote to acquit.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 1:12:24 PM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
pulled out a crossbow and fired.

Wasn't aware that combustion plays a part in shooting a crossbow. RPG crossbow? (And where can I get one?)

46 posted on 08/30/2011 1:16:19 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
San Diego police say a boy throwing rocks at vehicles was struck in the abdomen by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger in small sport utility vehicle.

I say it to this boy and I would say the same to my own son if it happened to him. "Welcome to the real world and thank God you are alive." Then I would promptly encourage him to find out whom were in the other cars that he hit and make amends and if he could not find them, I would sit down with him and research other groups or people that had been victimized by anonymous crime and have him pay amends/do service to the same amount of people as cars he hit--such as lawn mowing, anything that works for the victims.

Hopefully it will sink in real fast that crime does not pay in the end.

47 posted on 08/30/2011 1:16:19 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: SmithL

“Yeah, let’s see you hit TWO targets at highway speeds.”

I did it. I hit a deer at 80mph then I ht the guard rail. Was pretty simple really.


48 posted on 08/30/2011 1:16:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: marychesnutfan

No lib here buddy... just some common sense. Would you shoot the kid because he threw a rock at your car?


49 posted on 08/30/2011 1:17:05 PM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: WayneS
Officer Dino Delimitros

Hey! Didn't he used to be a movie director?

As I recall, he wrestled in WCW matches in Australia in the 70s. I'm sure I remember seeing him at The Barton Theatre

50 posted on 08/30/2011 1:18:51 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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