Teens arrested for climbing southern ...

Teens arrested for climbing southern Ill. tower

There are 15 comments on the Mansfield News Journal story from Mar 18, 2012, titled Teens arrested for climbing southern Ill. tower. In it, Mansfield News Journal reports that:

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United States

#1 Mar 19, 2012
They are complete dumb as*es. One of them has been to jail twice already and deserves to stay there. He's acting like a child, and he needs to learn to grow up and take responsibility for his own actions and not get salty when people are talking about it. He's messed up too many times, he is just trying to throw himself a pitty party and no one is buying it anymore. No one should feel bad for him. It's his own fault for being irresponsible.
JC Business Owner

Marion, IL

#2 Mar 20, 2012
This is very disappointing that several businesses in town have to be out the extra expense of can sodas , bottle water or possibly not able to open for business because of the boil water order. Even parents & the school dist had to supply drinking water for kids at school. Also the extra expense to JC for having to rescue them off the tower. The whole thing is that the whole community has been put in a burden to compensate for the wrong doing of 2 or 3 individuals that should be held resposible for their wrong doings & not swept under the table & forgot about , we'll see !!! Get control of your KIDS !!!
not happy

Carmi, IL

#3 Mar 20, 2012
They should make them drink water with pee in it!!! That is grose to even think about. I had just took a drink of water when I heard about it... Not funny at all
JC resident

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2012
I am just curious how they was able to get into the water tower to even be able to urinate in it. Did it not have a lock?!?!???? I also agree that these parents need to get control of their kids!!! And they need to be punished for their actions!!! No rewarded in being able to play sports and run all over town!!! GROUND YOUR KIDS!!!!! Your kids WILL thank you one day!!!

Saint Johns, MI

#5 Mar 20, 2012
Don't know much about the Spiller boy but that other one has been in trouble numerous times. Evidently his parents let him do whatever he wants with no punishment and he is underage. I don't believe he is gonna get out of this one so easy. I say send his ass to bootcamp!
Do the Time

Carterville, IL

#6 Mar 20, 2012
They should be prosecuted to the fullest !! Thats right parents were tired of all of it & its time justice prevails!!!
water climber

Carterville, IL

#7 Mar 21, 2012
They need to get into some serious trouble, the one kid has made several bad choices in the past. Until someone shows them that they actually will get into some serious trouble, they are gonna keep doing it until one of them gets killed, it would be doing them a favor instead of a slap on the wrist

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 22, 2012
Maybe the Spiller boy can share a cell with Betty Davis-Nelson. The owner of the hidden camera should have been watching one of their own. How many chances will the court give these kids?
spiller represent

United States

#10 Mar 23, 2012
They've been doing that for a couple years so what there just kids you want fullest punishment? Were you perfect at there age?! Hell no you weren't stop hating and bitch about something else
clovis hunter

Tomball, TX

#11 Mar 24, 2012
At one time climing the J.C. watertower was a rite of passage. But we did'nt piss in it.
Just a kid

Herrin, IL

#12 Mar 24, 2012
clovis hunter wrote:
At one time climing the J.C. watertower was a rite of passage. But we did'nt piss in it.
They didn't piss in it either. The lid was on it.
Are You Serious

Herrin, IL

#13 Mar 25, 2012
clovis hunter wrote:
At one time climing the J.C. watertower was a rite of passage. But we did'nt piss in it.
You are RIGHT!!! Climbing the water tower & painting sweethearts name on it, climbing railroad overpass on water street outside of town and a real adventure was climbing the forest lookout towers! This town has become full of snooty,two faced, backstabbers and biggots! I am a 56yr old female and I used to be PROUD to call JC my HOMETOWN!! Not so much now.
A good punishment for the boys? Not jail. Make em work!! Maybe collect cans and donate the money to the business's that lost money or donate to the school. Jail will only make them worse!!
Gwynn Stefani

Herrin, IL

#14 Mar 28, 2012
if there was things to do alot of kids would stay out of troubel...I had nothing to do outside of sports kids are kids and its parents faults mostly Climbing a water tower isnt even a spit in the ocean of what we did in high school and we are grown never had a arrest or ticket for anything except a seat belt JC is a Shix hole and you all know this and do nothing to change it but blame the kids that are a product of you society ...but sometime there are kids that are bad kids and thats thats

United States

#15 Apr 12, 2012
What is the spiller kids first name?

Kingston, Canada

#16 Feb 14, 2013
I honestly wouldn't care if someone peed in it. The PPM would be extremely low ++++ pee would clean and sanitize the water hahaha

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