Kent City lottery winner has criminal...

Kent City lottery winner has criminal past

There are 31 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jun 18, 2008, titled Kent City lottery winner has criminal past. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Fred Topous, the Kent City man who just won $57 million in the Mega Millions lottery, is a registered sex offender with a criminal past.

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froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#1 Jun 18, 2008
Why does the news have to bring up his criminal past at such a happy time of his life. That stinks. Just think of the embarassment that it puts on him........ At least he can laugh at ya and say ----------Im a Millionare......HAHAHAHAHAHAHA H

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#2 Jun 18, 2008
Hey, anybody hear about that guy who won the lottery who has a criminal past?
newbomb

Attica, OH

#3 Jun 18, 2008
I agree with froggy, leave the guy and his family alone. He served his time and will the rest of his life if he sticks around here. Congratulations dude, take the money, enjoy it, live and for Gods sake invest and spend wisely. Luck like this will not happen again. You lucky dog.

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#4 Jun 18, 2008
Who cares about his past? He's served his time and is compliant. Be happy for the guy. Geez!
Anon

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Jun 19, 2008
West Michigan is really hard on sex offenders. Hopefully his winnings will make things easier to get beyond his past and move forward.
Illiniev1

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Jun 19, 2008
I know the haters are going to
raise hell about this one!
Even the weather may take a
backseat to this story!
ROTFLMAO!
IMHO

Marion, IN

#7 Jun 19, 2008
rval2 wrote:
Hey, anybody hear about that guy who won the lottery who has a criminal past?
You don't say. I'll bet by the time we get through raking him over the coals for every sin he has ever committed will be up to around 650 Posts by tomorrow morning. I understand also that a few weeks ago a helicopter crashed somewhere in downtown GR and also apparently last week NBC's Washington bureau chief has died. How come these topics didn't make the local news...:)
Kevin D

Gaylord, MI

#8 Jun 19, 2008
My cousin isn't a baby rapper!!That is a bum rape that was placed on him in the twisted court system of northern Mich . He did choose the wrong people to hang out with in the 80's to start a big spiral down hill from there , but I'll tell you this ; he has had it hard ALL HIS LIFE growing up!! Fred is hard working and loyal and should be left alone to enjoy some peace. PS Hay cousin this looks like a good case for slander of your person , out of the many winners your the only one getting kicked around because THEY ARE LOSERS!!
Sully

Riverside, CA

#9 Jun 19, 2008
Kevin D wrote:
My cousin isn't a baby rapper!!That is a bum rape that was placed on him in the twisted court system of northern Mich . He did choose the wrong people to hang out with in the 80's to start a big spiral down hill from there , but I'll tell you this ; he has had it hard ALL HIS LIFE growing up!! Fred is hard working and loyal and should be left alone to enjoy some peace. PS Hay cousin this looks like a good case for slander of your person , out of the many winners your the only one getting kicked around because THEY ARE LOSERS!!
What's a baby rapper?
Judy

Coldwater, MS

#10 Jun 19, 2008
I think people outta mind there own business. He's served his time and his past is nobody elses business. God blessed him with Millions... so he must be doing something right. God bless him and his family.

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#11 Jun 19, 2008
Kevin D wrote:
My cousin isn't a baby rapper!!That is a bum rape that was placed on him in the twisted court system of northern Mich . He did choose the wrong people to hang out with in the 80's to start a big spiral down hill from there , but I'll tell you this ; he has had it hard ALL HIS LIFE growing up!! Fred is hard working and loyal and should be left alone to enjoy some peace. PS Hay cousin this looks like a good case for slander of your person , out of the many winners your the only one getting kicked around because THEY ARE LOSERS!!
Ummmm...hello?! Did you read the comments BEFORE you posted? It looks like everyone was FOR him...jackass!

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#12 Jun 19, 2008
*****= Bonehead!
Mike

Niles, MI

#13 Jun 19, 2008
I personally dont get why this is a story. Yeah, he's on the sex offender registry. What does that have to do with him winning the lottery. Hopefully he'll move far away so there is one less possible sicko in our neighborhoods. WHY IS THIS NEWS?!?!?
Nonya

San Marcos, TX

#14 Jun 20, 2008
Kevin D wrote:
My cousin isn't a baby rapper!!That is a bum rape that was placed on him in the twisted court system of northern Mich . He did choose the wrong people to hang out with in the 80's to start a big spiral down hill from there , but I'll tell you this ; he has had it hard ALL HIS LIFE growing up!! Fred is hard working and loyal and should be left alone to enjoy some peace. PS Hay cousin this looks like a good case for slander of your person , out of the many winners your the only one getting kicked around because THEY ARE LOSERS!!
Yeah...what is a baby rapper? And that bum rape has got to be a hard pill to swallow!! Haha

Since: Aug 07

white cloud

#15 Jun 20, 2008
let the man enjoy his winnings he bought the ticket we didn't I feel it was wrong of the news to bring up his past that should be discrimination. what they all jealous they didn't win so they want to air his dirty laundry in the wind screw them . All i say is congratulation's. And may you have a happier life. At least it didn't go to a rich person that did not need it.
Grady

Ada, MI

#16 Jun 20, 2008
froggy log wrote:
Why does the news have to bring up his criminal past at such a happy time of his life. That stinks. Just think of the embarassment that it puts on him........ At least he can laugh at ya and say ----------Im a Millionare......HAHAHAHAHAHAHA H
Just the fact that WOOD TV would make it point to say that he's a registered sex offender etc makes them look like they're trying to start trouble by rallying all those criminally self-rightious do-gooders into a torch and pitchfork mob.
Kevin D

Gaylord, MI

#17 Jun 20, 2008
Let Him enjoy his life without all you dumbass hicks looking for something to squak about!!!!
Kevin D

Gaylord, MI

#18 Jun 20, 2008
She Devil you can kiss my BoneHead!!!
Kevin D

Gaylord, MI

#19 Jun 20, 2008
Woops excuss MEEEEEEE that could be mistaken as a sex crime , oh well: Kiss it anyway!!!!
Charles

Longmont, CO

#20 Jun 20, 2008
If I am not mistaken, this man has served his time, has registered as he's required to do, and is now living his life in a law abiding manner. He paid is 'debt to society'--why is this news? It borders on harassment. TV8 is no better than the National Enquirer.

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