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Old 06-15-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Im not one for sueing, Im really not. But I would sue the crap out of the PD when the dust settles. There was no grounds to be arrested. The boy is 11 years old for Pete's sake, not 4. He's more than capable to fend for himself, and heaven forbid, wait around for 90 minutes for his parents to show up. And that nosy neighbor of theirs needs a swift kick in the taco for being such a wench.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I'm sad to admit this, but in today's world I'm shocked, in a good way, that the 11 yr old didn't have a cellphone.

I'm all for free range parenting, it's how I was raised and I'm thankful for that.
He probably just misplaced the cell phone same place as his key. LOL.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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He probably just misplaced the cell phone same place as his key. LOL.
If not, I'm sure he has one now.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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Absolutely INSANE.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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This will almost certainly be thrown out. No reasonable district attorney would press on with this... and no reasonable judge or jury would convict.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Orcutt, CA (Santa Maria Valley)
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Of course it would be in Florida.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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I'm with those who think there must be more to this story.

Since when is an 11-year-old hanging around in his own back yard cause for calling the cops? Why didn't the neighbor ask him if he was okay and if he told her he was locked out, offer to let him use his/her phone? Why didn't the cop just call one of his parents?
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm with those who think there must be more to this story.

Since when is an 11-year-old hanging around in his own back yard cause for calling the cops? Why didn't the neighbor ask him if he was okay and if he told her he was locked out, offer to let him use his/her phone? Why didn't the cop just call one of his parents?
After re-reading the story, I wonder if it's even true. It's posted to a libertarian-type blog and everyone's name was changed. It seems like something like this would have made the local paper. When you click on the link for more verification, it takes you to an advertisement and then to a story with the first page of a legal document will all identifying info redacted. While juvenile adjudications would be sealed, I don't think an accusation of felony neglect of a child would be sealed.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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This seems like a hoax. I can't imagine this really happening.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:49 PM
 
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Hey, nosy neighbor, how about you invite the kid inside your house if you're so worried? Or just keep an eye on him to make sure he's ok. Unless it's something the neighbor has seen happen often and for hours on end, he/she really had no business getting the police involved.
THIS! This is what a neighbor would have done when I was a kid.

Oh, wait I just saw the later posts, sorry!
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