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    Man Holds Vandal Kids in Closet, Now Faces Jail

    Son who locked boys who were vandalizing father-in-law's home in a closet faces JAIL


    "A man who says he caught four boys vandalizing his father-in-law's home has been charged with child endangerment after corralling them in a closet until police arrived."

    "Jesse Daniels was arraigned on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he interrupted the vandalism at the empty home in the Wayne County village of Clyde, midway between Rochester and Syracuse.
    Daniels, 53, told WHAM-TV in Rochester that he heard pounding coming from the home next door the night of June 8. The house is empty while Daniels renovates it for his father-in-law."

    "Daniels said he went to investigate while his wife called 911. He said he found four boys, ages 8 and 10, inside with hammers. He took a hammer from one, then stuck the boys in a closet until officers arrived, he said."

    'I was fortunate that they were in that room that had a closet, so I put them in the closet,' he said. 'I said, "Listen, you guys are staying here until the police come, period."


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2WR4RnhgY

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    That's crazy... Unless he called like a day later


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    One of the parents weighs in:

    "Their parents said Daniels handled the boys roughly and threatened them with the hammer."

    "The damage to the home included holes in the walls, broken windows and graffiti derogatory to women spray-painted on walls. Daniels estimated that the damage to his father-in-law's property exceeds $40,000."

    'I understand they were in the wrong, but there are other ways to handle it,' he said. 'He (Daniels) knew who the kids were. It's not like they were strangers. And send the kids home and call the cops then. You don't sit there and torment them and tell them you're going to bash their skulls in with a hammer.'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2WR62aOJl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    That's crazy... Unless he called like a day later
    Good point!

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    I'm still trying to get past ages 8 & 10! And one of the parents is complaining because they were traumatized? $40,000 damage?

    What time of night were these little darlings out causing all this damage?

    Hope the judge drops charges on the man who found them doing all the vandalism. Those kids need some "attention."

    Shaking my head.

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    Well, if he were in TX, I am pretty sure he could actually smack them with that hammer and get away with it.
    Trying to put him in jail over putting them in a closet is a complete nonsense, IMO.
    Just my opinion

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    Those children are lucky to be alive. Another homeowner may have shot first and then asked questions. And the parents should be ashamed of themselves. A little rough? Maybe if they had been a little rougher with their kids they wouldn't be doing $40,000.00 of damage to someone's house. And by rough I don't mean physically, I mean maybe having rules and discipline instead of making excuses and blaming someone else because they can't control their kids.
    WHAT IF THE HOKEY POKEY IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    One of the parents weighs in:

    "Their parents said Daniels handled the boys roughly and threatened them with the hammer."

    "The damage to the home included holes in the walls, broken windows and graffiti derogatory to women spray-painted on walls. Daniels estimated that the damage to his father-in-law's property exceeds $40,000."

    'I understand they were in the wrong, but there are other ways to handle it,' he said. 'He (Daniels) knew who the kids were. It's not like they were strangers. And send the kids home and call the cops then. You don't sit there and torment them and tell them you're going to bash their skulls in with a hammer.'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2WR62aOJl
    oh puhleeze! If he had taken those kids home and then called police the kids and the parents would have lied through their teeth and denied all involvement. JMO

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    The parents may not be whining about their little angels as much if the homeowner is able to sue them and the 10 years olds go to juvie. Not that I necessarily agree with suing parents, but kids that young should be supervised or not able to sneak out, however it happened.

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    I wonder if they can sue the parents' home owners policy (or maybe their insurance company will do so) to recoup their losses.

    I really get a twitch when I see articles like this. If my son did something like this, a red mark on his neck from the neighbor guy would be the least of his worries.


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    Really? Just send them on home, maybe give them a lollipop to go?
    I know I sound just like my mom, but back in my day
    that neighbor man would've swatted my hind-end, marched me back to
    my parents where I would've gotten another swat on the hind-end, and
    then been grounded! (and no, I was not abused). But I usually learned a good lesson and knew not to re-offend!

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    JMO

    I think that kids who are 8 & 10 and capable of doing the amount of damage shown in the pictures of the article are also capable of lying about how Mr. Daniels handled the situation (Maybe he did threaten them or maybe the kids made it up).

    I hope the charges against Mr. Daniels get dropped; putting them in the closet probably wasn't the best idea, but I don't think it "traumatized" the kids. if it really did scare them, that might be a good thing--maybe they won't end up in a jail cell (which like the closet, has 3 walls and 1 door).

    Whether or not Mr. Daniels is able to sue the parents/their homeowner's insurance, I think the kids should be a part of the clean-up...learning how to scrub spray paint off of various surfaces and patch up holes in the wall would be a fitting punishment.

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    4 kids? perfect - each of the parents ponies up $10,000 to pay off the damage

    maybe it'll teach the 'parents' to keep a better eye on their little hooligans

    and drop the charges against Mr. Daniels!

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    Wow - there's a lot of damage there!
    If I ever need my house demolished I'll see if the parent will hire these kids out.


    On a serious note - it will be interesting to hear how the courts handle this and what happens.

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    I feel sorry for whoever moves into the home or any home on that block.

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