Rampaging teen smashes up store Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm
A Mountain View teenager was arrested after allegedly going on a destructive rampage through a Latham Street convenience store Saturday night, and then violently resisting police officers, a police spokeswoman said.
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Posted by Great Job, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Great Job. It shows how well trained our police our and how the city is willing to seek out good people to be our officers. The level of professionalism is shown here. If it was me I would have released that dog to tear that kid up and then used the stun gun just to make a point. Great job!!!
Too bad the kid is just going to get grounded for his bad behavior.
Posted by Amy, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm
@Jesse, the Day Worker Center is at the end of Escuela near the railroad tracks. You could look up the address of the center and locate it on a Google map, then bookmark that page. Refer to it whenever you read about a crime in Mountain View and then you won't need to ask this question everytime. Just enter the address of the incident into the directions section of the map page and check for yourself. Amazingly enough, crime happens with or without the Day Worker Center, and near or far from the Day Worker Center. Note that the article stated that this happened close to midnight. That is long after the Day Worker Center is closed for the day.
Posted by castro mom, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm
What a twit!! Geez, can't a person work their job without fearing for their lives? I hope the clerk is ok and seems like the police did a good job. You don't always know exactly who you are dealing with in a situation like this. Glad they brought the K9 Police! I agree the youth should do Community Service!! Pay back with his time and money all that was destroyed. And start right away!!
Posted by Spaghetti Freddie, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:05 am
I think the kid should spend some time in Juvenile Hall, and then work off the debt he incurred. Those of you that think that's not enough for this kid, might want to reference the recent case where the woman killed the pedestrian in the crosswalk, left the scene, and ended up with no jail time. I don't understand how we can argue that killing someone deserves no jail time, but property damage is a jailable offense.
Posted by Observer, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm
So... perhaps the kid is mentally ill. Anyone ever think that he might need help? Maybe he's a bad seed. Maybe not. Point is, none of us know if he's a criminal in need of punishment/rehabilitation, or a sick kid in need of treatment.
Posted by Anon, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Observer - good point. This goes beyond teen rebellion behavior and looks like a serious mental (schizophrenia?) or drug problem. Thankfully no one was seriously harmed. I feel sorry for the store clerk and owners to suffer this trauma and loss of property. I hope this teen has family/guardians who are aware of his problems and will help him follow through with treatment.
Posted by Maria, a resident of another community, on Jul 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm
He's not mentally I'll. And he doesn't deserve more than juvy. He didn't hurt anyone! Treated as an adult really? But when some one kills their daughter all she deserved was three years. Calm down people
Posted by sam, a resident of another community, on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm
Maria, your right he's not mentally ill, but he does deserve more than juvy....how bout paying for his damages to the store owner? Your really going to make the comparison of this crime to a murder??? The difference is this punk was caught on surveillance committing his crime. Also, he did try to hurt someone, the clerk. Why else did he strike the office door the clerk was hiding?