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Old 04-11-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Whoa. This happened in Frazier Park, off W. 4th St.

Mom wrestles son away from kidnapper in Charlotte park, police say | Crime | Center City News
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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This one sounds a little fishy to me. Random kidnappings are so extremely rare that I'm always skeptical. We'll see what develops, but I'm placing my bets on this being some kind of hoax. Unless this guy was just insane or totally out of his mind drunk/high.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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They caught him, way to go CMPD!

Man arrested after boy grabbed in park | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/14/2221453/man-arrested-after-boy-grabbed.html - broken link)

BUT GEEZ LOUISE, it's his 103rd arrest . He's a convicted felon and has been arrested for attempted kidnapping before.

I want former DA Peter Gilcrist to explain this one
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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They caught him, way to go CMPD!

Man arrested after boy grabbed in park | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/14/2221453/man-arrested-after-boy-grabbed.html - broken link)

BUT GEEZ LOUISE, it's his 103rd arrest . He's a convicted felon and has been arrested for attempted kidnapping before.

I want former DA Peter Gilcrist to explain this one
Blame the state DOC and mental health system. They sent him away for 5 years on felony B and E in the 90s but he only served 2 1/2. I'm not seeing the assauult on the child on his DOC record, so it must have happened out of state.

Unfortunately, the privatized mental health system in this state has no place to put people like this - they cost too much money. The guy's clearly insane and homeless and the vast majority of his charges are misdemeanors. I don't want to live in a place that locks people up for life for public urination and open container ... The county DA's office can only do so much.
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