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Charge Dropped in Fashion Square Mall Attempted Abduction

There are 100 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 22, 2013, titled Charge Dropped in Fashion Square Mall Attempted Abduction. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The felony charge against a man accused of attempting to abduct a child from Fashion Square Mall has been dropped.

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RNR

Scottsville, VA

#1 Feb 25, 2013
now...., can all that bashed this man please send out apologies

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Oh my God

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 25, 2013
I had heard it all now. I guess i can go and rob steal and cause mayham and blame it on my illness. What has the courts become!
Agreed

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 25, 2013
RNR wrote:
now...., can all that bashed this man please send out apologies
I agree 100%. This topix sure did trash the man because they dont have a clue.
TEX

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 25, 2013
Justice tempered with reason and common sense a job well done by all
Hmmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 25, 2013
" and there would be issues proving criminal intent." The way I read that, they aren't really sure he WASN'T trying to abduct the child; they just think it would be hard to prove. I'm still uncomfortable with the fact that he had rented a motel room in Charlottesville. He might be innocent, but I'm glad he will be watched, at least for the next two years.
Concerned mother

Spotsylvania, VA

#6 Feb 25, 2013
So what would've happened if this man would have gotten away with the child? If he would've abused her, would seizures be an acceptable excuse? If he would've killed her, would seizures have been an acceptable excuse? I understand he has an illness, but that does not excuse him from attempting to kidnap a child. If it weren't for that child's father, it would not have been an ATTEMPTED kidnapping. It would've been the real thing. Of course because this child was saved, it lessens the severity of the incident. Ridiculous.
I knew it

Staunton, VA

#7 Feb 25, 2013
Just think what this guys can get away with and use his seizure as the excuse. I find it very hard to believe that a seizure caused this man to grab a child in an attempted abduction. I think we all agree this person is not right in the head but he got away with it here. Could a person go to the bar, drink a ton of alcohol and then blame that on why they killed someone on the road or tried to take advantage of someone?
Poker But

Chesapeake, OH

#8 Feb 25, 2013
People that don't have a seizure condition, don't understand what they go through.
Poker But

Chesapeake, OH

#9 Feb 25, 2013
RNR wrote:
now...., can all that bashed this man please send out apologies
"Concerned mother" won't be apologizing. She needs to educate herself about seizures!
Poker But

Chesapeake, OH

#10 Feb 25, 2013
I knew it wrote:
Just think what this guys can get away with and use his seizure as the excuse. I find it very hard to believe that a seizure caused this man to grab a child in an attempted abduction. I think we all agree this person is not right in the head but he got away with it here. Could a person go to the bar, drink a ton of alcohol and then blame that on why they killed someone on the road or tried to take advantage of someone?
If you smoke MJ you wouldn't have that problem. You need to educate yourself about seizure disorders!
cvilleiam

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 25, 2013
I'm glad there are so many medical and legal experts in the comments here, all of whom know better than the judge and the prosecutor and the doctors.
Agreed

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Feb 25, 2013
Glad Topix isnt a judge. We'd all be quilty! Why you are out here leaving negative comments on this man. Do some research. Education yourself instead of being a judgemental ding bat!
I knew it

Staunton, VA

#13 Feb 25, 2013
Poker But wrote:
<quoted text>If you smoke MJ you wouldn't have that problem. You need to educate yourself about seizure disorders!
Good point. I saw the season premiere last week of Weed Country too. I should have known MJ would help the man control himself. Do you know anyone that can extract just the CBD?
BeeLady

Lynchburg, VA

#14 Feb 25, 2013
From what I understand, this gentleman coaches youth sports through Fluvanna Recs. Will he still be able to do that since he has not been convicted of a crime? Or will that be part of the restrictions? Just wondering how folks would feel about their children being supervised by someone with such a dangerous condition that it could cause his judgement to be so compromised?
Cville Girl

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Feb 25, 2013
I'm still uncomfortable with the fact that he had rented a motel room in Charlottesville. He might be innocent this time, I'm however glad he will be watched so hopefully he wont do this again
duuuu

South Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 25, 2013
we all have his picture, keep an eye out for him.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#17 Feb 25, 2013
RNR wrote:
now...., can all that bashed this man please send out apologies
I'm not sending out anything. The CA fell for the twinkee defense. If he cannot control himself from snatching kids, then perhaps Western State would be a better place for him.
Justice not served

Richmond, VA

#18 Feb 25, 2013
this failure to prosecute is a disgrace.
to all of you defenders - why don't you let this guy baby-sit a kid you know?
Wise One

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Feb 25, 2013
The next time he do this then just pop him once and put him in the ground and no mpre worries. He will do this again and maybe next time it might be one of your children and you might not be so lucky and getting your child back so watch your children when you go out because you never know where he is at and when he is going to have another attack. Way to go. Kiss your children by when you go out because it might be the last time you get a chance if he is around. Don't hate just saying. If you don't like this, then the truth really hurts.
Justice not served

Richmond, VA

#20 Feb 25, 2013
he rented a hotel/motel room and lives 20mins away.
why was that?
he admitted to grabbing the child and running I've heard.
Defenders - speak up and let this guy interact with your kids if you're so sure about things.

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