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Boy Missing 9 Days Found Under Home [Alive!]
WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 7/3/11 | n/a

Posted on 07/03/2011 7:19:02 PM PDT by DemforBush

OATESVILLE, Ind. -- A southwestern Indiana boy missing for nine days after running away from home was reunited with his parents after being found hiding beneath the family's home...

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: child; indiana; runaway
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Kind of an odd story, in that I wonder what would possess a kid to do something like this.

Still, a child found alive after missing for 9 days is always cause for celebration. We see so many missing child stories that end in heartbreak and tragedy, I thought it would be nice to post one where the kid comes out okay.

1 posted on 07/03/2011 7:19:08 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Kind of odd is right! 9 days hiding from your mom and dad? Something is not right there.


2 posted on 07/03/2011 7:23:51 PM PDT by classified
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To: DemforBush

great news, usually these cases don’t end this way. Now the boy can get some “help”.


3 posted on 07/03/2011 7:24:34 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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To: DemforBush

For some reason this reminds me of a story. When I was around 5 I had a first cousin named Jack. Jack had four siblings but they were all girls. Jack was a year older than me.

Well I heard my parents talking about that family discovering a rattlesnake under their house. Daddy said they sent Jack under the house to kill the rattler. However Jack got bit but they said he was going to survive.

I was thinking how stupid they were to send Jack under the house. It wasn’t until later in the day, I learned they also had a dog named Jack.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: DemforBush

I came from a dysfunctional and abusive home, and ran away myself at his age. These parents might be exceptionally wonderful, but something is really bothering this child. Hopefully this will lead to a lot of good things happening that make this a happy, or happier family.


5 posted on 07/03/2011 7:29:35 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: DemforBush
The article says the boy is 12 years old and it was obvious he had been in and out of that crawl space several times over the nine day period of time.
Of course. He had to come out for water and food from time to time.
He was not in a life threatening situation so it seems.
Kids do crazy things sometimes. This seems to be one of those cases.
6 posted on 07/03/2011 7:30:07 PM PDT by Bockscar (Thanks to the Freeper dogcaller for this tag line: --Muslims do not immigrate; they colonize--)
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To: DemforBush

I remember moving out when I was a wee one...I made it to the side of the house before realizing that I hadn’t thought it out real well. The suitcase was heavy, too.


7 posted on 07/03/2011 7:32:40 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: DemforBush

My brother did that. He was going to get in trouble. They had the trustee prisoners out looking for him. He was found late that night though.
Nine days,guess he was sneaking in for food.


8 posted on 07/03/2011 7:33:06 PM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: Bockscar

9 posted on 07/03/2011 7:33:15 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: Krankor

Classic movie!!!


10 posted on 07/03/2011 7:36:01 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: ClearCase_guy

Second only to the doll episode of Trilogy of Terror. (maybe Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, too)


11 posted on 07/03/2011 7:39:09 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: DemforBush

boy those parents must be sooooooo relieved, but yet so confused!


12 posted on 07/03/2011 7:39:45 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: DemforBush

I usually held out for at least 2 hours when I was upset, until it got dark and the mosquitos came out.


13 posted on 07/03/2011 7:43:08 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Krankor

Wow—thought I was the only one who remembered that!


14 posted on 07/03/2011 7:48:29 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: DemforBush
First you are mad. So you don't answer.

Then you are having fun. So you don't answer.

Then the police arrive. Now you are famous! Every kid in school will be talking about this. You will answer in a little while. Everybody will be relieved. You will get lots of attention.

You fall asleep.

Now it is dark and boy are you in big trouble! When they find out that they did all that and you were just playing games they are going to ground you until you are thirty. They will ship you off to military school. The police will arrest you and send you to one of those prison like you have seen in the movies your parents don't let you watch so you watch them at a friend's house. So you don't answer.

And the longer you go without answering the bigger the problem becomes.

15 posted on 07/03/2011 7:48:39 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I have no time to worry about turbot, a parrot is eating my house)
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To: DemforBush

I did something similar once when I was a kid. I was going to run away, but then I ended up sneaking back in the house and hiding in the attic for a couple days. I snuck some food up there and lived on cans of coke and salami and cheese sandwiches :)


16 posted on 07/03/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Krankor
Second only to the doll episode of Trilogy of Terror.

There's a blast from the past. Karen Black.

17 posted on 07/03/2011 8:05:10 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Krankor
Believe it or not, a friend gave me a bunch of old VHS tapes. I'm pretty sure Trilogy of Terror was one of them. Three episodes.

One was the doll with the chain, she poisons a student, and I forget the third. Something about a plane crash I think.

18 posted on 07/03/2011 8:08:35 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: DemforBush

You think they might have brought in some search dogs to sniff him out?


19 posted on 07/03/2011 8:16:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Krankor

Just thinking about that frickin’ fetish doll gives me the creeps.


20 posted on 07/03/2011 8:23:41 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: Krankor

and don’t forget Killdozer...


21 posted on 07/03/2011 8:30:31 PM PDT by isom35
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To: isom35

Yeah, but that was based on a true story.


22 posted on 07/03/2011 8:34:09 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: classified

Maybe he got tired of riding in his balloon?


23 posted on 07/03/2011 8:38:48 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: He Rides A White Horse; constitutiongirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1pnFLT_k5A


24 posted on 07/03/2011 8:38:49 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: Krankor

That was a creepy movie. I miss ABC’s Tuesday Night at the Movies.


25 posted on 07/03/2011 8:40:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Krankor

Rachel Corrie?


26 posted on 07/03/2011 8:43:07 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Bockscar
“Kids do crazy things sometimes. This seems to be one of those cases.”

Kids will hide sometimes if they are being abused. I do not know what happened in this family but it must be investigated.
Children should be told by school teachers and counselor to report any kind of abuse. If we could get they asking for help, we may save a lot of lives. Teachers should know to look for odd behavior and probe further is abuse is suspected. We have no idea how many children out there are abused. Lets ask for help.

27 posted on 07/03/2011 8:43:07 PM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: Krankor

Good find. I’m watching it right now. Heh heh...


28 posted on 07/03/2011 8:45:53 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Krankor

I’m screaming!!!!! “Mother” shouldn’t have been such a *B*.


29 posted on 07/03/2011 8:55:39 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: Krankor

The doll just came after her...too funny!


30 posted on 07/03/2011 8:57:01 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: He Rides A White Horse

This reminds me of the story my husband tells of his adventure of running away from home. He decided to run away for no particular reason. He told his big sister that he was going to run away, so she packed a bag for him and put him on a bus. He rode from WV to PA to his aunt’s house. When he got there his aunt called his dad and told him where he was. His dad got on a bus, rude to PA and sat the boy down on the front porch and carried out a normal conversation about the weather, etc. Then he looked at the boy and asked, “You ready to go home now?” and the boy said, “Yeah”. They got on a bus and went home. Dad not saying a word. Boy fearing what would happen when he got home. Dad walked into the house and announced, “We’re home.” Then he walked out to the back yard and built a beautiful soapbox racer and presented it to the boy. Hubby said he had never felt so undeserving and guilty in his life before or since. His father was a preacher and he illustrated the same kind of love that God shows to us. Hubby is also a preacher.


31 posted on 07/03/2011 9:04:16 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: He Rides A White Horse; constitutiongirl

I remember the next day after they first showed that movie. Everybody was talking about it. It was such a different time back then. Cable hadn’t caught on yet, and most people only had about 7 or 8 channels to choose from. If there was a really good or controversial movie on, a good chunk of the population was certain to see it.


32 posted on 07/03/2011 9:05:47 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

That horrid little thing grunting while climbing the bed.....gives me the shivers..


33 posted on 07/03/2011 9:05:58 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: Krankor

Thanks. That was great. LOL!


34 posted on 07/03/2011 9:07:54 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: DaltonNC

OK.
And kids should also be encouraged to report abusive behavior by their government teachers.


35 posted on 07/03/2011 9:11:30 PM PDT by sarasmom (God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy....)
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To: rabidralph

There were some classic “made for TV” movies back then.


36 posted on 07/03/2011 9:11:48 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: WVNan

It’s a great story. Patience and extended grace as well.


37 posted on 07/03/2011 9:13:17 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: constitutiongirl
That horrid little thing grunting while climbing the bed.....gives me the shivers..

The noises it makes. Makes me laugh.

38 posted on 07/03/2011 9:14:45 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Now it is dark and boy are you in trouble!

Oh, how well I remember that feeling... you're out playing, suddenly you notice that you can't see your hands anymore. And now you are in trouble.

39 posted on 07/03/2011 9:16:55 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Krankor

Others are referencing Trilogy of Terror. Absolute best movie, with Karen Black and the Doll.


40 posted on 07/03/2011 9:17:51 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Krankor

Ooohh, single girl in the big city. Let that be a lesson to you all! LOL!


41 posted on 07/03/2011 9:21:50 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: DemforBush
I wasn't really planning to run away from home, but I was 5 and with a new baby sister felt like I wasn't getting much attention. So I filled my little suitcase with clothes, Pepsi and some food and headed off for the back of the garage attic. I at least wanted people to notice I was gone and think of me and not only my little sister! When I started to get really hungry, I opened my suitcase but had only packed Campbell's chicken noodle soup with no can opener! As I attempted to sneak back in, my mother stood at the door holding the can opener! She was paying attention! So I decided to move back in to my room.
42 posted on 07/03/2011 9:23:06 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: WVNan

I wish your father in law was my father!

My own personal experiences were quite different.
Usually, when a child runs away from home, there is a reason.


43 posted on 07/03/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by sarasmom (God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy....)
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To: constitutiongirl

Good old rotary dial. Poor youngsters are saying, what’s that scratching noise?


44 posted on 07/03/2011 9:25:20 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: sarasmom

Absolutely. Especially with the stories we have had in the news this past year. I am a retired grandmother, I get involved when I see a kid get a punch in the head. I just can’t stand to see abuse.


45 posted on 07/03/2011 9:26:53 PM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: constitutiongirl
That horrid little thing grunting while climbing the bed.

It sounded like a rabid chihuahua being strangled.

46 posted on 07/03/2011 9:32:20 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Krankor
Cable hadn’t caught on yet, and most people only had about 7 or 8 channels to choose from.

It's amazing, the changes. I remember eight-track players, Atari (pong), asteroids, vinyl records and a whole lot more.

You know you are getting older when your music is in the clearance bin.

47 posted on 07/03/2011 9:41:53 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: sarasmom

I know that is true, and my heart aches for you. People never seem to realize just how important a father is to a child’s life. We are taught that God is our Father in heaven, yet so many times our own father does not present us with the idea of God that we should have. My own father was a strict disciplinarian and that is the way I used to see God. He was one who “punished” and I did not realize the love He has for His children. Thankfully, God himself, changed that understanding for me. Forgiveness is the only thing that sets us free from our childhood traumas.


48 posted on 07/03/2011 9:44:52 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: rabidralph

The guy who wrote that also wrote I am Legend.


49 posted on 07/03/2011 9:55:14 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: scott7278

LOL! I was WAY ahead of you on the preps - had my red wagon full of stuff, was going to go live in the woods a couple blocks away on the other side of the pond.

Realized I had forgotten a jar of peanut butter half-way around the pond. By the time I got home, mom was making waffles - my FAVORITE! (I suppose I was 6 or 7 at the time!)


50 posted on 07/03/2011 9:55:24 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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