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Tennis teacher may be charged with child endangerment

Original post made on Aug 12, 2011

A tennis instructor who allegedly fled from Palo Alto police Monday (Aug. 8) with four young students in his car that he took to Rengstorff Park, leaving five other students at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, said Wednesday the incident is a case of misunderstanding based in part on his lack of mastery of the English language.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 12, 2011, 10:14 AM

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Posted by Spaghetti Freddie
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Pay the taxman, or the men with guns come for you.

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Posted by Ridiculous
a resident of Gemello
on Aug 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

PA attorney Baker completely over-reacted. The 8-year-old was not alone, there were four children together, and the oldest was 13. A 13-year-old is more than competent to watch after 3 other kids for a few minutes while their tennis instructor moves equipment and kids around. It is Geminder's fault for making them move in the first place, and the PA police's fault for booking him. Such a big deal over nothing. Total waste of taxpayer money.

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Posted by Richard R. Estacio
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

permit this, permit that... "BOO!" to Palo Alto... more keystone cops
wasting our time, lol... case dismissed...

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Posted by Alfred Wang
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

Is that what we need our overpaid police officers to spend their time on?
Creating problems that don't exist rather than going after gang members. I guess it's a lot safer than hanging out in gang infested neighborhoods
The guy got a "misdemeanor citation for giving false information to police" for americanizing his first name, you gotta be kidding!

At $200,000 a year average compensation, we should expect a lot better from our unionized police officers.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

What a joke. Complete double standard and racism on the part of the police. So I guess this means the police can start cracking down on all the illegals using false social security numbers and names as well? And then start imposing fines on people who hire illegals as well.[Portion removed. Stick to the subject.]

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

As for the rest of you tax-paying legal citizens of Mountain View, you can keep paying fees to the City for everything under the sun and depend on the Police to pull you over and fine you heavily for barely rolling through a stop sign.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

This is odd. He grabs half the class and runs and leaves the other kids alone without notifying parents? Who cares about the stupid permit problem, this is very irresponsible behavior by a coach/teacher/babysitter whatever you want to call him. I would not want anyone taking care of my children to exercise such poor judgement.

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