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Fashion Square Mall Stays Silent After Attempted Abduction - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,...

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Albemarle Police say new leads are coming in following an attempted abduction at the Fashion Square Mall this week.

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Gone Shopping

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Nov 28, 2012
They are ruining themselves by staying silent. A simple statement on how proper procedures were not followed and corrective measures taken would help ease people, so they would return shopping there. It is quite puzzling.
heh

Wirtz, VA

#2 Nov 28, 2012
Gone Shopping wrote:
They are ruining themselves by staying silent. A simple statement on how proper procedures were not followed and corrective measures taken would help ease people, so they would return shopping there. It is quite puzzling.
The shopping at the mall does not appear to be in anyway slowed by this event. Also, given the fact that this is a first since the mall opened, I doubt that a "how to policy" exists.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 28, 2012
heh wrote:
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The shopping at the mall does not appear to be in anyway slowed by this event. Also, given the fact that this is a first since the mall opened, I doubt that a "how to policy" exists.
OK that's it, from now on I'm not posting as heh. You might as well take my lead because all of yours lack substance.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Nov 28, 2012
The mall has no ground to stand on so saying nothing serves their purpose.
Missy

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Nov 28, 2012
Something does not add up here. I think we all wait for further information.
Dianna

Culpeper, VA

#6 Nov 28, 2012
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Edmund Burke

They did nothing and have said nothing.How could they just let him walk away. I heart breaks for the next child. Because of their negligence.
cvillegordo

United States

#7 Nov 28, 2012
this is not the first time something like this has happened at Fashion Square
Herp Derp

Warren, MI

#8 Nov 28, 2012
Steal a pair of socks and get reported to the police for stealing. Try to steal a child, get escorted off the premises. Maybe it's if you succeed with the theft that it's a big deal.
Dawn J

Earlysville, VA

#10 Nov 29, 2012
heh wrote:
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The shopping at the mall does not appear to be in anyway slowed by this event. Also, given the fact that this is a first since the mall opened, I doubt that a "how to policy" exists.
Common sense, you would hold the person and contact the police. They basically let this guy walk to go to the next store and try it again.

“Keeping life realistic”

Since: Apr 10

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#12 Nov 29, 2012
There is more to the story than has been put out to the media. A look at the facts will tell you that.
It's easy to turn around and blame the security company right away, but lets be realistic and look at a few things.
*Security company"escorts" the subject from the property.---every mall security guard would LOVE to be able to say they were the ones that grabbed somebody that was trying to kidnap a child. It's the big time for somebody that sees little action in sleepy c'ville.
*according to several accounts, the security was called due to an altercation between the "father" and the person in question. NOT an attempted kidnapping, and no witness accounts state anything about a kidnapping.
*NOBODY called the police until well after the fact.The guard would have had to call a supervisor, and they would have all been involved, there was no call from the parents, nobody from a store nearby called, nobody walking around called.
All of those details seem to point to a couple of things.
*Either there was no attempted abduction and this was just a way to get back at the"bad guy" after they had their little spat.
*The community that is in such an uproar now should have been more involved at the time and been pro-active vs REactive and picked up the phone themselves.
Just a lot of facts don't seen to make sense. And THAT was the best description that was given from TWO parents witnessing their child be picked up and run away with?
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Nov 29, 2012
I wish I had been there. I would have pulled out my .357 and kept that bad guy on the ground until the police got there.

Hi huck.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#14 Nov 29, 2012
heh wrote:
I wish I had been there. I would have pulled out my .357 and kept that bad guy on the ground until the police got there.
Hi huck.
Really, Huck, do you think you're clever?
gsfdg dfg

Moneta, VA

#15 Nov 29, 2012
Who shops at the mall anyway?

Whenever I go there I never actually see anyone buying anything.

I see groups of teens who are loud and obnoxious.

And the outdoor children play area was the DUMBEST decision ever made in that mall. Nobody can even walk around in that area because you constantly hear 5-10 kids screaming at the top of their lungs.

HATE IT
Pain

Crozet, VA

#16 Nov 29, 2012
Why did the PARENT not beat the crap out of the person. I sure wouldn't have just let him walk away! Try to take my child and see what you get!
crystal

Collinsville, VA

#17 Nov 29, 2012
The way this seems to have been handled is far from satisfactory- I seriously doupt any parent would have been satisfied by the suspect being released out into the public with out so much as mall securtity taking a photo and the suspects personal nformation- nothing mall securtiy did nothing - no parent would be satisfied with that- Allied cant expect us to believe that. If this guy was stealing from a store police would have been called. The way Allied and Simmon are trying to sweep this under a rug is very upsetting. there is no excuse for the lack of concern for this situation it seems the compnies dont care there is no public apology to the family for the lack of protocall- what ever that is - it wasnt followed- No acknowledgement of their mistakes on how they handled the situtation- nothing they arent accepting any fault here. Why should anyone feel safe. What if it were an attempted mugging? or rape? It is possiblr the suspects DNA couldve been linked to another abduction ? WE CANT KNOW because of the way this was handled - We CANT get a predator off the street- because of how this was handled- WE CANT put a possible repeat offender behind the brs the animal deserves- BECAUSE of the way Allied failed to use good judgement- protocall of any kind much less general common sense
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Nov 29, 2012
heh wrote:
I wish I had been there. I would have pulled out my .357 and kept that bad guy on the ground until the police got there.
Hi huck.
You would probably have been charged with brandishing a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Nov 29, 2012
Herp Derp wrote:
Steal a pair of socks and get reported to the police for stealing. Try to steal a child, get escorted off the premises. Maybe it's if you succeed with the theft that it's a big deal.
Hmmm....what if you steal a child stealing a pair of socks ; that would really put the the mall cop's training to the test.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Nov 29, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>You would probably have been charged with brandishing a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon.
Initially true, but charges would be dropped in this case given a properly registered firearm and a current concealed carry permit. It would be a citizens arrest with extenuating circumstances. No judge would encourage or support prosecution in this case. Prolly a class 2 felony so this lunatic could be in prison for life.
The mall cop is a total idiot and should have already been fired.
A lawsuit against the mall may be in the works.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Nov 29, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Really, Huck, do you think you're clever?
Hey heh
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Nov 29, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Really, Huck, do you think you're clever?
He is clever; heh is too.

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