Best friend saves girl from stranger'...

Best friend saves girl from stranger's grab

There are 73 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jun 22, 2008, titled Best friend saves girl from stranger's grab. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

When a man tried to yank a 10-year-old girl into his van Thursday, her best friend jumped to the rescue.

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“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#1 Jun 22, 2008
But the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department is being tight-lipped about the incident. They would not confirm or deny any information about this, nor confirm nor deny a man is in custody.

Whats up with this?

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#2 Jun 22, 2008
Anyone thinking of the Jodi Parack [spellcheck] case?
old_timer

Syracuse, NY

#3 Jun 22, 2008
I find this a little strange especially after watching the interview. "They saw a man rummaging through a dumpster, and, as Jordan said, they told him he "shouldn't go through people's trash like that because it's their property."
Why in the world did these kids approach a total stranger?. and then mom says "tighter restrictions on the kids and they shoudln't be left alone" well where in sam HE** were you in the first place moron? Remember it's too late to close the barn doors AFTER the cows get out. DUHHH.
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#4 Jun 22, 2008
Other reports indicate it was a dark blue mini-van...keep your eyes peeled peolpe, this dude isn't right. I wonder if there is any connection to the blue van associated with the robbery down on Leonard? Hmmmmm...
corsen

Louisville, CO

#5 Jun 22, 2008
I am NOT blaming the kids for what happened, but what's up with 10yr old girls telling a grown man to stop going thru the dumpster? I have a ten year old daughter and she wouldn't reprimand a strange adult man, minding his own business, going thru a dumpster. Not the smartest move girls!
ronmuskegon

United States

#6 Jun 22, 2008
lost in translation wrote:
Other reports indicate it was a dark blue mini-van...keep your eyes peeled peolpe, this dude isn't right. I wonder if there is any connection to the blue van associated with the robbery down on Leonard? Hmmmmm...
sure this guy went from robbery to stealing trash?
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#7 Jun 22, 2008
corsen wrote:
I am NOT blaming the kids for what happened, but what's up with 10yr old girls telling a grown man to stop going thru the dumpster? I have a ten year old daughter and she wouldn't reprimand a strange adult man, minding his own business, going thru a dumpster. Not the smartest move girls!
Eh...they are just little kids who probably thought it was wierd that some dude was rummaging through garbage cans. They never thought they would be hurt since they were in a very public place being in a trailer park. But I can see what you mean...They should have high tailed it home and told a parent.
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#9 Jun 22, 2008
ronmuskegon wrote:
<quoted text>sure this guy went from robbery to stealing trash?
Well I think you have that in reverse.

14th is really close to Leonard and the intersection of 14th and Leonard isn't that far away from where the robbery took place...it is just a thought. It just seems weird to me locations and vehicle descriptions....that's all.
they made it up

Holland, MI

#10 Jun 22, 2008
What a coincidence. No adults saw this alleged person going through the dumpster, only the 2 kids. It supposedly happened in a trailer park with a high concentration of people, many of whom don't work and would be at home. And who would go rummaging in a trailer park dumpser? If someone wanted to rummage, they should go to a rich people community and go through their stuff. This story does not add up.

These kids made up the story for attention.
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#11 Jun 22, 2008
they made it up wrote:
What a coincidence. No adults saw this alleged person going through the dumpster, only the 2 kids. It supposedly happened in a trailer park with a high concentration of people, many of whom don't work and would be at home. And who would go rummaging in a trailer park dumpser? If someone wanted to rummage, they should go to a rich people community and go through their stuff. This story does not add up.
These kids made up the story for attention.
You really believe that? I don't know. I would rather give them the benefit rather than see some other kid get hurt...if what they are saying is true.
DOUG WRIGHT WYOMING

Salt Lake City, UT

#12 Jun 22, 2008
They like to keep their mouths shut on stuff like this as always thats all cops know how to do
smd57

Castle Rock, CO

#13 Jun 22, 2008
lost in translation wrote:
<quoted text>Well I think you have that in reverse.
14th is really close to Leonard and the intersection of 14th and Leonard isn't that far away from where the robbery took place...it is just a thought. It just seems weird to me locations and vehicle descriptions....that's all.
Well, 14th and Leonard in Marne is NO WHERE close to the 700 block of Leonard. Check a map!
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#14 Jun 22, 2008
smd57 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, 14th and Leonard in Marne is NO WHERE close to the 700 block of Leonard. Check a map!
7 miles? Thats not that far when you are in a vehicle...
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#16 Jun 22, 2008
No connection wrote:
Stop with the connection theory people! The robberies were by black men in a blue van because WOOD TV and WZZM and every other media source won't give a description other than 2 men in a blue van. The dude in Marne is just some crusty buzzard (probably white)who is mindless and wants a girl, any girl and probably can't distinguish between a 10 year old or a 20 year old. If they catch him they just need to give him a nice shot and send him to meet Jesus. The other two who have already shot at a clerk need a public hanging down on Franklin and Fuller.
Hey...chill babe! I never saw anything on the description of the other guys...I just thought with blue van thingy was a bit weird... I grew up out in Tallmadge...I used to ride my bike downtown via Leonard all the time...its not that far...can someone get my back on this sheesh!!WoW!
Troll

Aurora, CO

#18 Jun 22, 2008
lost in translation wrote:
<quoted text>Hey...chill babe! I never saw anything on the description of the other guys...I just thought with blue van thingy was a bit weird... I grew up out in Tallmadge...I used to ride my bike downtown via Leonard all the time...its not that far...can someone get my back on this sheesh!!WoW!
WHY?
Your big mouth cant take care of yourself?
You need someone to get your back?
PLEASEEEEE, if you can't handle others opinions of you,get off here.
me myself and i

Lowell, MI

#19 Jun 22, 2008
thank god the girls are ok,, but this is a time when basic rules would help as in dont talk to strangers and to mind their own business and once items hit the tras they are indeed community property if the tras is in the pick up zone,, this does not justify what the man did to he girls but it definately drew un needed attention to the girls.
lost in translation

Denver, CO

#20 Jun 22, 2008
Troll wrote:
<quoted text>WHY?
Your big mouth cant take care of yourself?
You need someone to get your back?
PLEASEEEEE, if you can't handle others opinions of you,get off here.
Wow!!! OMG people...chill out...smoke a dube...peace man, peace!!!
duck

Wyoming, MI

#21 Jun 22, 2008
No connection wrote:
Stop with the connection theory people! The robberies were by black men in a blue van because WOOD TV and WZZM and every other media source won't give a description other than 2 men in a blue van. The dude in Marne is just some crusty buzzard (probably white)who is mindless and wants a girl, any girl and probably can't distinguish between a 10 year old or a 20 year old. If they catch him they just need to give him a nice shot and send him to meet Jesus. The other two who have already shot at a clerk need a public hanging down on Franklin and Fuller.
Your low self esteem is really coming out. Sorry about your anger.
2sunu

AOL

#22 Jun 22, 2008
What is with these boards? They were created for people to post opinions about the news story. Not to rip others apart who post on here..

Doesn't it make you take a step back and look at our world? Everyone is rude and angry all the time.

This is still America and last time I checked people are entitled to their own opinion, whether we think it is right or wrong. Haven't you ever heard of treat people as you want to be treated. You people disgust me.
blr

Louisville, CO

#23 Jun 22, 2008
2sunu wrote:
What is with these boards? They were created for people to post opinions about the news story. Not to rip others apart who post on here..
Doesn't it make you take a step back and look at our world? Everyone is rude and angry all the time.
This is still America and last time I checked people are entitled to their own opinion, whether we think it is right or wrong. Haven't you ever heard of treat people as you want to be treated. You people disgust me.
THANK YOU for saying what many people are thinking. I too am so sick of these comment boards filled with people going off subject and being rude with each other. If you started reading most forums 1/2 way thru, you would barely be able to tell what the original subject matter was. People are using these boards as free therapy-getting their frustration/aggresion out. Please do it somewhere else!

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