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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carli

Louisville, CO

#69 Jun 24, 2008
froggy log wrote:
<quoted text>I dont believe you. The girls are kids and kids dont lie. Kids are more innocent than you think.
"kids don't lie".......in a perfect world maybe-which this isn't. Kids are starving for attention these days more than ever. It's not accurate to lump all kids as innocent and honest because they aren't-look at the 8 yr old recently who took off running when police told him to freeze. Kids see and hear things these days that children shouldn't be and unfortunetely i wouldn't put it past 10yr olds to make something like this up. I'm not saying i think they did , but i think if they used poor enough judgement to tell an adult stranger to quit going thru the trash because it didn't belong to him-they are capable of using bad judgement and making this up.
grand rapids

Louisville, CO

#70 Jun 24, 2008
A Mother wrote:
You just never know, this man could of been trying to 'look busy' while stalking these girls, what the girls did or didn't do, what the parents should or shouldn't teach their children is a mute point, the main point is there is a man out there trying to snatch children. And why will the police not issue a statement, this is a safety concern for anyone with children, everyone should be informed if there is something dangerous going on.
it's not a mute point about what the parents should or shouldn't teach their children-you don't know that the man would have done anything if the girls hadn't told him to stop going thru the garbage-that makes it real relevant. The fact that police aren't saying much makes me think their questioning the validity of this whole thing.

“Just Thinking”

Since: Nov 07

Rockford, MI

#71 Jun 24, 2008
Children do lie - to test their limits. It's our job to teach them not to lie. I don't know about this situation. I hope if it is made up, they get reprimanded. If not made up, I hope they find the trash picker.
jeepie

Lansing, MI

#72 Jun 24, 2008
Just glad they are ok. But might need a small lesson on safety. Seems that the police should be quiet if A.They don't know whats going on. B. They have a suspect they are watching or in custody. Guess we will have to wait and see.
maureenlee

Kalamazoo, MI

#73 Jun 24, 2008
froggy log wrote:
<quoted text>I dont believe you. The girls are kids and kids dont lie. Kids are more innocent than you think.
Where in the world did you ever hear that kids don't lie? Were you never a kid or have any kids? Ofcourse kids lie sometimes. Hello?? Wake-up!
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#74 Jun 24, 2008
maureenlee wrote:
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Where in the world did you ever hear that kids don't lie? Were you never a kid or have any kids? Ofcourse kids lie sometimes. Hello?? Wake-up!
They are more innocent than adults... Yeah, I guess they do lie, But about things such as this... I dont know about that. When I was a kid we saw people digging in trash all the time on our way home from school, we used to point at them and laugh. I dont think that this is unusual that it happened. I think it did happen and the kids told him to stop it. And he probably did try to grab them too. I believe them.
jeepie

Lansing, MI

#75 Jun 26, 2008
Liar,liar pants on fire!
JKC

Grand Rapids, MI

#76 Jun 26, 2008
Well guess what? They did lie. That’s why the sheriff’s department was so ‘tight lipped’. http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp... . They are pretty brazen going on TV to talk about the ’incident’.
Bar Of Soap

Grand Rapids, MI

#77 Jun 26, 2008
Updated: June 26, 2008 03:19 PM EDT

WEST OLIVE, Mich.(WOOD)-- The reported attempt by a stranger to grab a 10-year-old girl and pull her into his van "absolutely did not happen," Ottawa County Sheriff Lt. Mark Bennett told 24 Hour News 8.

Two 10-year-old girls told officials initially that a stranger tried to grab one of the girl's last week, but her best friend interceded.

But upon further investigation, the incident never happened.

Bennett said the two girls did come across a man who was going through a dumpster, but there was no contact.

The girls admitted they embellished the story.

“Use your common sense.”

Since: Jun 08

Rockford

#78 Jun 26, 2008
froggy log wrote:
<quoted text>I dont believe you. The girls are kids and kids dont lie. Kids are more innocent than you think.
good call!!!! NOT!
rock

Gallipolis, OH

#79 Jun 26, 2008
once again they made up the story Little &^%$#
Their parents should pay for the Detective hours that went to waste
get the facts

Grand Rapids, MI

#80 Jun 27, 2008
Wow! Somebody wanted to shoot and kill the guy because of what the girls said.

Do you think that maybe we shouldn't believe everything on the news?

Since: Jul 07

Key West

#81 Jun 27, 2008
froggy log wrote:
<quoted text>I dont believe you. The girls are kids and kids dont lie. Kids are more innocent than you think.
Kids lie,and these 2 sure did,LARGE!!

Shame on them.

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