Coram boy says 4 men abducted him bri...

Coram boy says 4 men abducted him briefly

There are 97 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Coram boy says 4 men abducted him briefly. In it, Newsday reports that:

A 12-year-old boy has told Suffolk police he was abducted by four men wearing ski masks in Coram earlier this week, authorities said.

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no way

Norwalk, CT

#88 Feb 1, 2008
Phillip Brame wrote:
No I think I would try to teach my child not to tell lies period to the cops or anyone else. Also there is no middle road with the justice system it is either thay are going to charge you as an adult or as a child. Either way it is a criminal record. <quoted text>
At 12 y/o, if my son was capable of telling a lie like this, I would ask the police myself to step in and teach him a lesson. And then I would teach him one myself, for scaring the crap out of me.
Radio

Brooklyn, NY

#89 Feb 1, 2008
Black Belt 3x wrote:
Let the Police investigate this puleeze.
You only know what this writer
has chosen to tell you,the cops spoke
with the kid & his Mom.
I did swear I went on a spaceship in
1953 after seeing a movie .I was just
about this kids age , I really decided that day not to go to school.
Let's see what happens on this.
um...ok....
doubting thomas

Amityville, NY

#90 Feb 1, 2008
Phillip Brame wrote:
No I think I would try to teach my child not to tell lies period to the cops or anyone else. Also there is no middle road with the justice system it is either thay are going to charge you as an adult or as a child. Either way it is a criminal record. <quoted text>
Well, Phil, you should TRY and teach your child not to lie to the police. And if they lie to the police ANYWAY, there should be consequences. Lying to the police and wasting manpower while they investigate false claims is a crime. So yes, if a 12 year old commits a crime, the fact that he could potentially create a criminal record for himself sounds fair to me.
How is he supposed to learn a lesson if there are no penalties?
I not so sure

Englishtown, NJ

#91 Feb 2, 2008
oiram ifnab wrote:
<quoted text>Was that "litter brother" some kind of clever enthic dig?
No stupid, I quoted from the story "The boy was allegedly kidnapped after walking to a bus stop Tuesday afternoon to pick up his brother from school".
Charles Darwin

Brooklyn, NY

#92 Feb 2, 2008
"The boy told police that the men, who were with two other men, tried patting him down, but he fought them off."

Sure he did.
PETEF

AOL

#93 Feb 2, 2008
HAVE NO FEAR, TOM SPOTA IS HERE. IF HE CAN FIND A MISSING GAL IN MEXICO IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER ENTERING A CASE, THEN HOW HARD WILL IT BE FOR HIM TO FIND FOUR MASKED MEN DRIVING IN A VAN WITH A CIRCLE PAINTED ON THE DOOR?
Phillip Brame

Kernersville, NC

#94 Feb 2, 2008
I do not agree with you about the police and prosecuting the child. I do believe there should be consequences, the techniques used should be left to the parents. Time Out maybe.
doubting thomas wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Phil, you should TRY and teach your child not to lie to the police. And if they lie to the police ANYWAY, there should be consequences. Lying to the police and wasting manpower while they investigate false claims is a crime. So yes, if a 12 year old commits a crime, the fact that he could potentially create a criminal record for himself sounds fair to me.
How is he supposed to learn a lesson if there are no penalties?
Phillip Brame

Kernersville, NC

#95 Feb 2, 2008
I am sure the police got there crack at the kid with interogation. That in my view is enough. If it is proven that this child did tell a big one then the parents have the authority to step in and chastise the child.
no way wrote:
<quoted text>
At 12 y/o, if my son was capable of telling a lie like this, I would ask the police myself to step in and teach him a lesson. And then I would teach him one myself, for scaring the crap out of me.
stinky fingaz

United States

#96 Feb 2, 2008
NYRESQ wrote:
<quoted text>
The lack of coverage of the story should already be a hint that even the police are sceptic to the validity. 4 men fought off by a child? Please.
Not to mention if the kid did fight them off why did they then drive around for 1 and 1/2 hrs with the kid in the car?
If they were cautious enough to wear masks why were they so careless to then drive around for over an hour and a half with the child to only drop the kid off 1 1/2 miles from where they took him.
This little boy went somewhere he shouldn't have and doesn't want to get in trouble.
They really need to start holding children responsible for pranks like this, so maybe other brats won't follow in their footsteps.
Why don't they call this little lying 12 year old tu*rd Junior Rambo??
doubting thomas

Amityville, NY

#97 Feb 2, 2008
Phillip Brame wrote:
I do not agree with you about the police and prosecuting the child. I do believe there should be consequences, the techniques used should be left to the parents. Time Out maybe. <quoted text>
Sorry Phillip, but that is not going to cut it. The parents have had the last 12 years to teach their son not to lie and to develop techniques to penalize him for any lies that he told.
Making a false report to police is not just a whopper, it is a crime.
The kid made this a police matter.
If he is lying he should be prosecuted.
doubting thomas

Amityville, NY

#98 Feb 2, 2008
Phillip Brame wrote:
I am sure the police got there crack at the kid with interogation. That in my view is enough. If it is proven that this child did tell a big one then the parents have the authority to step in and chastise the child. <quoted text>
No. He didn't call someone an unkind name.
He didn't pull a prank on a neighbor.
That deserves a chastisement from Mom and Dad.
If he lied about being abducted, he has caused worry for the other parents in the area. He has wasted police manpower investigating his false claim. Time an energy that could be spent on other unsolved cases.
A stern warning from a parent isn't enough if this youngster lied about the whole ordeal. He's not seven, he's twelve and should already know better.

Since: Apr 07

Plainview, NY

#99 Feb 2, 2008
Phillip Brame wrote:
No I think I would try to teach my child not to tell lies period to the cops or anyone else. Also there is no middle road with the justice system it is either thay are going to charge you as an adult or as a child. Either way it is a criminal record. <quoted text>
Wrong a child's criminal record is sealed at the age of 18 so it teaches the child lesson but doesn't destroy the adult.
Run262

Brentwood, NY

#100 Feb 2, 2008
PETEF wrote:
HAVE NO FEAR, TOM SPOTA IS HERE. IF HE CAN FIND A MISSING GAL IN MEXICO IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER ENTERING A CASE, THEN HOW HARD WILL IT BE FOR HIM TO FIND FOUR MASKED MEN DRIVING IN A VAN WITH A CIRCLE PAINTED ON THE DOOR?
Peter-You're still a worthless and twisted punk.

BTW-most imagined getaway cars are described as dark colored or black vehicles.
Run262

Brentwood, NY

#101 Feb 2, 2008
Hey Pete

I bet the last time you've seen your private parts was when looking in the mirror.
no way

Norwalk, CT

#102 Feb 2, 2008
Phillip Brame wrote:
I do not agree with you about the police and prosecuting the child. I do believe there should be consequences, the techniques used should be left to the parents. Time Out maybe. <quoted text>
A TIME OUT at 12 y/o?! Well, go ahead. But be prepared for the BIG time out the kid will get in prison, later in life.
NRA

Miller Place, NY

#103 Feb 2, 2008
Run262 wrote:
Hey Pete
I bet the last time you've seen your private parts was when looking in the mirror.
Actually it was probably when they were between your buns. Hey Sponge Bob Square Badge hows that new security job over At BK.
Izzy Michaels

Englewood, CO

#104 Feb 11, 2008
Long Island Girl wrote:
<quoted text>
You DOPE, it's a line from PULP FICTION
Sadly I have few more than culture, as, to watch out thereby crapstueck.

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