Posted by Cher, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm
My heart goes out to this boy. Such a young age to be doing all of these things. A major cry for help. He needs guidance and a purpose. People need to reach out to kids like this, not point their finger at his parents. There is ALWAYS something behind the behavior. I would be trying to see the reason for the behavior, then dealing with the reason. He is in the right place now, to deal with his consequences.
Posted by Phil, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm
I wonder if the bike he was riding belongs to my kid. Someone stole his bike out of the bike cage at school. Also I wonder if they checked his house for other stolen items. This kid is very bold to tell a cop to take a hike and lead him on a foot chase. I see the big house in his future.
Posted by Zogma, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Nov 4, 2009 at 9:06 am
Russ is spot on. In fact, drivers not wearing seatbelts should be pulled over and checked for stolen property. You never know. And while we're at it... anyone driving while talking on a cell without a hands free headset should be searched for drugs and concealed weapons. Get on it MVPD!
Posted by Sonny, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Nov 4, 2009 at 9:44 am
Right on Zogma & Russ, typically people who have no respect for what many people believe are minor infractions are probably breaking more serious laws, i.e. drugs, stolen goods, or will lead to more serous crimes. My point is, if they get away with this, then they can get away with that. Additionally MVPD can gain a reputation of being proactive and make these hoods think twice about breaking the law.
Cher, you make some valid points about the kid probably having trouble at home, a 13 year old out this late. But I'll bet your heart won’t go out to him if he makes of with your stuff. The trouble today is people over diagnose and make excuses for punks like these. After he is slapped on the wrist I hope he comes sacks your stuff and then see if your heart goes out to him.
Posted by anonymous, a resident of another community, on Nov 6, 2009 at 8:30 pm
A thirteen year old boy couldn't outrun a cop laden down with gun, baton, duty belt, radio, etc??? What does that say? Not that I ever did anything that deserved investigation, but at thriteen, there were darn few adults that could outrun me, and I was far from an accomplished athlete...