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Father hears noises coming from toddler’s room — finds a drunk 64-year-old in her bed
National Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | National Post Staff

Posted on 05/13/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT by rickmichaels

A 64-year-old man has been charged with unlawfully being in a house after he was allegedly found drunk in a two-year-old girl’s bedroom, just south of Hawkesbury, Ont., on Sunday.

The man, George Telfer, 64, of Dalkeith, was also charged with public intoxication.

The incident, which took place in the rural township of Champlain, is being investigated by Hawkesbury provincial police.

According to police, the man was found sitting on the child’s bed in the early hours of the morning.

The toddler’s parents were alerted to the situation after hearing noises coming from her room shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday.

It’s alleged that when the girl’s father got out of bed to check what was going on, he found the man sitting on the child’s bed.

Police say the man, who was very intoxicated, left the house after the father told him to get out.

When officers arrived they found him sitting on the patio. It is not clear how he entered the home.

He was arrested and detained until he sobered up, police said.

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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2 posted on 05/13/2014 11:53:16 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rickmichaels

I get the tresspass charge, but the PI charge escapes me.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 11:55:50 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

He was sitting outside on the patio when the police arrived.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 11:56:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: rickmichaels

“If you’re too drunk to fish....you might be a redneck.”


5 posted on 05/13/2014 12:01:07 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: rickmichaels
He was arrested and detained until he sobered up, police said.

Everything sounds so normal, the guy was drunk, no dogs were shot, no one was beaten.

This happened in Canada, and sounds like life 50 years ago.

6 posted on 05/13/2014 12:01:12 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

The drunk probably deserved a beating


7 posted on 05/13/2014 12:01:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

You really want to beat up an old 64 year old alcoholic?


8 posted on 05/13/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Tax-chick

Okay, but i doubt it’s a public patio. I would guess that it has something to do with the reality that he had to pass through public space in order to get to the house, which is an abuse of our system of laws, IMHO.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rickmichaels

The drunk is lucky there are anti-guns laws in Ontario. He is lucky to be alive.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ansel12

don’t sneak into the baby room of a strangers house


11 posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rickmichaels

The 64 year old drunk is damned lucky he didn’t find St. Peter or Lucifer depending on where he was heading...


12 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:31 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tax-chick

I can’t imagine what went through the father’s head when he saw someone on his child’s bed. People think I’m paranoid for always locking my doors when I’m home. It takes a split second to secure your castle.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:52 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ansel12

You really want to beat up an old 64 year old alcoholic?

__________________________

Sitting in my 2 year’s old bed in 5 in the morning? Nope.

I’d really want to shoot him.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 12:09:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GeronL

The drunk is lucky to be alive.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:42 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: GeronL

So that is a yes, you are foolish enough to want to beat up 64 year old alcoholics.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Responsibility2nd

BTTT!


17 posted on 05/13/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ansel12

finding a stranger in your childs room would be terrifying for most people and many will react violently. It is natural.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 12:15:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ansel12

If it was in bed with my kid i would have beat the sob to the brink of death but hey thats just me


19 posted on 05/13/2014 12:16:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: rickmichaels
He was arrested and detained until he sobered up, police said.

Lucky him. In Dallas, they'll arrest you, hit you with PI/DWI/etc, and make sure you pay for it, even if you weren't doing anything
20 posted on 05/13/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: ansel12

Only if he’s in my daughter’s bedroom.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 12:21:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: rickmichaels

Get a German Shepherd: problem solved, or the dog gets a chew toy.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 12:22:27 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: GeronL

Yes, for the seconds it took to size up the situation it would be terrifying, but we don’t have to pretend that we are all incompetent boobs who can’t handle situations, and react to them as the men we are.

Take the story as it is written, a harmless old alcoholic wandered into the wrong house, and the cops are holding him until he sobers up, and charging him with being drunk in public.

I wonder if this will turn into another one of those breast beating threads where people express their hysterical nature by one upping each other with tales of how quickly they would have misinterpreted the situation, or over-reacted and blown him away, or beaten him senseless, after they realized that he was just a drunk in the wrong house.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 12:24:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Are you foolish enough to NOT want to beat up a complete stranger who has burglarized your home and entered your daughter’s bedroom?


24 posted on 05/13/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: ansel12

How do you know the drunk was harmless?


25 posted on 05/13/2014 12:26:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: ansel12

Arrested and detained until he sobered up?
Who is he? Otis Campbell from the Andy Griffith Show?
Did he have his own key to his cell,like Otis?


26 posted on 05/13/2014 12:26:56 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: WayneS

“”Take the story as it is written, a harmless old alcoholic wandered into the wrong house, and the cops are holding him until he sobers up, and charging him with being drunk in public.””


27 posted on 05/13/2014 12:29:13 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: rickmichaels

Damn lucky.

My house, my kid.

Dead and nobody knows what happened.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 12:29:51 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: gigster

That what it sounds like, Sheriff Taylor and Otis.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: rickmichaels
How in the h3ll did the old fart get into the house? Someone wasn't using very good OPSEC.

If anyone can get paste my security measures (Exterior motion-sense lighting, bolted & braced solid doors with alarm triggers, alarm motion sensors, barred windows with alarm triggers, bolted interior doors and several 180Db sirens and 1 dog) they'll be met with deadly force even before they can get to any of our bedrooms.

And no, I don't live in a big city.

30 posted on 05/13/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: trisham

Is this a rural area where no one locks their doors? I confess I did not read the article.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 12:36:30 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Gumdrop

I don’t know.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This happened in a rural area. There are plenty of long guns in most homes in rural Canada. (The guy’s lucky his head wasn’t taken off with a hockey stick.)


33 posted on 05/13/2014 12:42:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Gumdrop

All we have is an impression, the article doesn’t mention those details, but the town is 10,551 people, less than twice the population of Mayberry.

This is probably an elderly town drunk, judging by the charge of PI, and being held to sleep it off.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 12:44:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: andyk

Canada, they no havey guns...


35 posted on 05/13/2014 12:53:46 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ansel12

This is the age of the death of reason, ansel12.


36 posted on 05/13/2014 1:04:54 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ansel12

Have you ever in your life been so drunk, you couldn’t tell you were entering a home you shouldn’t be, then sitting in a toddler’s room with all the children’s goodies laying around?

That guy wound up in my child’s bedroom, and he would be lucky to be breathing beyond several minutes later.

He was sitting up when encountered.

One has to question just how drunk he was, if he could break into that kid’s bedroom in the dark. Someone that drunk would have a hard time functioning to that degree.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 1:07:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

If you work hard enough, and don’t read the article, you can construct a situation where we have to lynch the guy and then burn his body.


38 posted on 05/13/2014 1:11:50 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

This guy goes into a house and just happens to wind up in the two year old toddler’s room? Really?

He’s sitting on the toddler’s bed? Really?

No problem here because he was drinking? Really?

The police held him until he sobered up? Evidently this means they let him go.

Ansel12, I can tell you that at the very least, this guy would have been beaten to a pulp within an inch of his life. What if these parents hadn’t woken up?

What else could he have done in his drunken stupor that some folks would have said, “Oh come on, you want to punish him like that for being drunk?”

Ansel12, I’m not buying the line you’re selling here.

If the guy doesn’t want to wind up dead, I’d suggest he stop drinking that much. If he enters my home and winds up in bed with my two year old, he’s made one mistake to many.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: ansel12; Alaska Wolf
you are foolish enough to want to beat up 64 year old alcoholics.

So by default and using your example of logic, YOU are OK with anyone sneaking into your home and sitting on your two year old daughter's bed. At 5am. Correct?

By focusing on your 64 y. o. alcoholic fixation, you are totally ignoring the obvious issue. The point is not how old the alcoholic was, or even that he was an alcoholic. He was where he had no right, permission, or business being. You take a specific wrong, misstate the content of the wrong, then generalize it to include the entire class of 64 y.o. alcoholics as if THAT was the important point.

To summarize, you created a strawman to obfuscate the facts, then want everyone to agree that it was ok for your strawman to do what he did. But then rational thought has never been evidenced as one of your strong points. I'm sure there is an opening at NPR for someone of your obvious abilities at misstating the facts. Or you could apply at CNN or MSNBC, they need all the help they can get.

Are you sure you aren't Alaska Wolf reincarnated? He circularized logic much as you do.

40 posted on 05/13/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

That was sure a lot of nuttiness for a single post.


41 posted on 05/13/2014 1:38:10 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: DoughtyOne

See post 38.


42 posted on 05/13/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12
Then kindly explain MY logical fallacies.

I note that you did not address my dissection of your logical faults, so again by implication, you concede that my assessment of your logic (dis)function is correct.

43 posted on 05/13/2014 1:41:27 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: ansel12

Ansel12, I have read it. My thoughts remain the same.

My two year old daughter only comes along once. Once someone was violated her or cut her into little pieces, parts of her life or her whole life are over.

That guy would never come in my home again. The end.

That’s my only thought. She gets the benefit of the doubt. He does not.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Look at your post describing your wild feelings and butchery, and a dead daughter, and disregarding what actually happened.

It sounds like you would have rushed in, seen who it was and what had happened, and instead of ushering him out to the patio, and calling the cops, that you would murder the guy as an expression of some inner personal problems, what I call weakness.

I would never want you around when I am dealing with serious situations.


45 posted on 05/13/2014 1:50:54 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Ansel12, you can come to any conclusion you wish here.

If he’s on my two year old daughter’s bed, I have no way of knowing what I just prevented.

He’s toast, and your opinion about it doesn’t change my thoughts on this at all.


46 posted on 05/13/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

What a thing to do in front of your daughter and her hearing, in her bedroom, I think this child’s father handled it better.


47 posted on 05/13/2014 2:05:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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Crickets...


48 posted on 05/13/2014 2:17:48 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Logic and reason are not strong with this one...


49 posted on 05/13/2014 2:22:39 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz; ansel12

I think he has a logical argument. I don’t agree with it.

There is a lot of this going on these days.

People are stealing kids from their own bedrooms. I have zero tolerance for anything that comes close to this. It’s one no-no high up on my list.

If I found a man in my grandson’s bedroom, he wouldn’t be making a return engagement I guarantee you.

I’ve been very drunk a couple of times. I have never been drunk enough not to know right from wrong, or which house was my own or which one wasn’t.

NEVER!


50 posted on 05/13/2014 2:37:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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