Doctor Explains Disorder After Abduct...

Doctor Explains Disorder After Abduction Charge Dropped

There are 32 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 23, 2013, titled Doctor Explains Disorder After Abduction Charge Dropped. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

When news broke Monday that charges against James Key were dropped because prosecutors say the attempted abduction in Fashion Square Mall was caused by a seizure, NBC29's Facebook page erupted with commentary.

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Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#1 Feb 26, 2013
If he had picked up my daughter he would have suffered a skull fracture
Me myself and I

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
If he had picked up my daughter he would have suffered a skull fracture
I'm a parent. It sounds like you might be in need of some anger management courses.

I'd certainly be alarmed. I'm quite sure I'd yell and run to grab my child back. But to cause a life threatening injury?

It would be entirely possible that my daughter had tripped and was being helped up. Or that she'd become separated in a crowded mall and a well meaning shopper had lifted her up so she could look for her parents.

If your first reaction is to think of the worst, you're going to live your life in perpetual fear. Personally, I don't think that's healthy for a parent or their children.
OH Please

North Garden, VA

#4 Feb 26, 2013
If a seizure caused this, could you please tell me what would this seizure have made him do to this child? I really do not believe this crap! He would not have worried about anymore seizures if it had been my child, they would have been escortting him off in a rescue squad! How does he drive and work with this so called medical problem?
Wouldn't this be a danger to society (motorists) or hospital patients while he is at work? Please answer those questions?
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Me myself and I wrote:
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I'm a parent. It sounds like you might be in need of some anger management courses.
I'd certainly be alarmed. I'm quite sure I'd yell and run to grab my child back. But to cause a life threatening injury?
It would be entirely possible that my daughter had tripped and was being helped up. Or that she'd become separated in a crowded mall and a well meaning shopper had lifted her up so she could look for her parents.
If your first reaction is to think of the worst, you're going to live your life in perpetual fear. Personally, I don't think that's healthy for a parent or their children.
Well fortunately my daughter is an honor student preparing for college. If you prefer to hug an abductor i say go for it. Seems like i have read your anti-gun comments before. Guess we are just on opposite ends of the spectrum. But i do respect your right to protect your children as you see fit
Concerned in crozet

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 26, 2013
OH Please wrote:
If a seizure caused this, could you please tell me what would this seizure have made him do to this child? I really do not believe this crap! He would not have worried about anymore seizures if it had been my child, they would have been escortting him off in a rescue squad! How does he drive and work with this so called medical problem?
Wouldn't this be a danger to society (motorists) or hospital patients while he is at work? Please answer those questions?
He works, he drives, he parties/drinks, he rents hotel rooms for days to recover from partying/drinking, and he abducts small children! Was he having a seizure when he rented that hotel room? I'm not buying his story....NOT AT ALL!
citizen

Bremo Bluff, VA

#7 Feb 26, 2013
When a stranger takes physical possession of your child the time of the California style encounter group philosophy is immediately over. Many people have died in less than a second.
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#8 Feb 26, 2013
citizen wrote:
When a stranger takes physical possession of your child the time of the California style encounter group philosophy is immediately over. Many people have died in less than a second.
I bet someone is going to recommend you come to anger management class with me lol
Herp Derp

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Feb 26, 2013
So let me get this straight. I can go and kill somebody and get off scott free if I claim I had a seizure? I mean, I totally wouldn't realize what I was doing, therefore I shouldn't have to face the consequences of my actions! Sorry, I've known plenty of people who have seizures and they do some odd things. But never had it ever resulted in anything as wildly inappropriate as trying to kidnap somebody. I wonder who he's paying under the table to get him off the hook.
Rush Maddow

Richmond, VA

#10 Feb 26, 2013
Herp Derp wrote:
So let me get this straight. I can go and kill somebody and get off scott free if I claim I had a seizure?
No, you'll need years worth of evidence to back up that claim -but even so killing someone is a grave offense that I'm sure you 100% meant to do on purpose because you are the scum of the Earth, you scum of the Earth you.
buckd

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 27, 2013
Hey Doc -- Bravo Sierra!
citizen

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Feb 27, 2013
Everyone write the name of that doctor down and remember to use his competition. Hey doc. how can you diagnose without being there? Nobody is denying the fact he has a history of seizures and is familiar with the symptoms enough to claim he experienced them after. Sounds like you are letting the fact you know him cloud your judgement. How terrible of you to claim you know what happened and disregard the victim and her family because you like this guy. Are you the incompetent jerk who gets to decide if he has a driver's license? No wonder he drove to the mall that day alone. Trying to justify your in action of not taking it sooner? Sleep well at night because that family you affected does not.
Helen Hevener

Staunton, VA

#13 Feb 27, 2013
If the man had gone to the police in the next couple of hours and told them hey I had a seizure and accidently picked up a 2 year old- I may have been convinced it was a seizure. However- Mall security guards were called- and they talked to him long enough that they escorted him off the property. Why didnt he say then "I had a seizure"?? When it first all came out the had a warrant out for his arrest but couldnt find him. Shouldnt him and his family at the point gone to the police and said - "he had a seizure"!!! Sounds like to me "the seizure" thing was an after thought to help get him off any charges that might be brought against him.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Feb 27, 2013
I guess this guy has a permanent "get out of jail free" card.

Party on!
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Feb 27, 2013
I'm not buying it. And I'm keeping an open mind. What I found out by reading various sources, including articles from the Epilepsy foundation, state this type of seizure is characterized by staring, mumbling, lip-smacking, walking, continuing with a previous activity (i.e. dealing cards, pouring a cup of coffee), yelling and grabbing one's own clothes or hugging one's self (not an object in front of them). Grabbing something and running with it seems to be beyond the realm of the consciousness of someone having a seizure.
The main issue with criminal justice is drunk and disorderly, as having a seizure makes you appear incoherent and impaired. If this were the case, those involved would have noticed and may have even written the whole thing off to the guy being drunk. In fact, if you do a Google search for "Complex partial seizure child abduction", the first 3 pages of results include either articles talking about seizures and how they appear in children or how patients can "abduct" their arms (hugging themselves) and this case.
This just smells really fishy to me, and I hope the CA in this case consulted with more than just Key's doctor, because he's not convincing me.
Hot stuff

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Feb 27, 2013
He and his family have ties to a certain sherriff and he has the pull to get things done.Just sayin!!
Sarg

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Feb 27, 2013
This doctor's description of the seizure disorder and the actual events that occurred don't coincide. And even if they did, this offender should have been institutionalized, not allowed to walk around freely and still (apparently) keep his job at UVA Hospital as (if I understand correctly) a "janitorial supervisor." Are patients there going to be at the mercy of his "harmless" seizures?
Liberalace

Collinsville, VA

#18 Feb 27, 2013
The geniuses are out and about today.

First of all, no one said this guy "grabbed a kid and took off with him." He picked up the child, the father claims he said something to the guy, then Key took a couple--a couple!--of steps backward, and then put the kid down.

Again, if this was so egregious, then why did Mom and Dad simply let some security guard escort this guy away and not call the police. The parents' actions do not add up here.

Comparing this action/outcome to "getting off scot-free for killing someone" is indicative of a public school education. Need I say more?

Now, for a more apples-to-apples comparison, let's say that a blind man is walking down the street with a cane. He is waving the cane side to side and turns a corner. You are walking your little pug and the blind guy strikes the pug with the stick, hitting it right on the dog's ear. Do you want to nail that guy for cruelty to animals?

To summarize, class...
1. Anyone spewing testosterone sbout how they would destroy this guy are also admitting they would end up in prison, ruining their finances via defense costs, and facing steep civil costs. There is a difference between some oddball picking up your kid and immediately putting him down (not fleeing) versus finding your kid in the bathroom stall with some stranger. Learn the difference, boys and girls.
2. Generally, people who have seizures do not remember them. If they are with family or friends, then those people will tell them they had a seizure. If with no one, they do not have the ability to say: "Oh, I blacked out and had a seizure."
3. As for ties to a "certain sheriff," please name the sheriff and why you think he/she would have the pull to influence Lunsford.

R.I.P.: Shannon Hoon
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Feb 27, 2013
Doctors are like anyone else, a car mechanic, electrician, cops, there are good ones and bad ones, this guy is full of himself and it.
yup

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Feb 27, 2013
Atleast he didn't hide his face.
Yura Butt

Chesapeake, OH

#22 Feb 27, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
If he had picked up my daughter he would have suffered a skull fracture
You would go to prison & not see your daughter for a long while. Would that be worth it?

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