This is a discussion on Older man runs kids off his lawn at night and they come back with adults..ugly. within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Teenagers are especially idiotic and rather disrespectful of other's property. 8 + 1 vs 1 - 82 yr old man, is plain stupid. Glad he ...
Teenagers are especially idiotic and rather disrespectful of other's property. 8 + 1 vs 1 - 82 yr old man, is plain stupid. Glad he could shoot back and defend himself. Maybe that will help give the others some thought.. Once he said get off his lawn, everything past that was trespassing. Yep, no respect for the laws either, huh.
Hope the 82 yrd old comes out OK.
I had some real idiot juveniles for awhile ... I even had a neighborhood pool going on which one of them would go to prison first, and some bet that would never happen.... they were "good" boys. Well, when they hit 18 and got charges, 2 are still in prison, and one is on parole now. But I told them stay away from my house.... I had a GS ... who hated them, and wanted to eat them so badly. Yep they did some vandalism as well.
Why people can't leave other people alone, and why some can't quite enabling their kids while they are being disrespect of others property, etc... just amazes me.
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I was raised (and still live) in area so remote & sparsely populated that EVERYone knows EVERYone (or knows closely-related kinfolk) very well. When I was a "wild colt" (teenager) the sheriff never tried to catch & pull-me-over if he saw me speeding on my motorcycle. He just dropped-by our house and had a little chat with my Dear Ol' Pappy. He knew there would be NO grousing or negotiation. My keys would be quarantined & my motorcycle would be log-chain locked to a pole in the barn. And it would stay there until such time as my Pap decided I might have come to my senses.
The very idea that adults would return to someone ELSE'S property over a "get off my yard" issue is comPLETELY beyond my understanding. And if I had witnessed it, me & the old man would be...sharing a jail cell.
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When I was alot younger I had a run in once with a car load of teens near Philadelphia. They were hanging out the windows swearing at me in traffic totally unprovoked. I was heading to the mall, and ...so were they. I parked went in, they watched and did the same.Said no more to me. I went to leave and in my car noticed a tube of super glue I used to repair a knob. I applied some to each of their door locks, went back to my car. Sat for about 30 minutes, they came out. Could NOT get in their car and were throwing a FIT. I drove by with a big smile said "Hows it going?"and one guy says "Thats that guy!". I regretted doing that later because I thought they'd take it out on some innocent person. Very stupid on my part. But that day karma got a nudge...
There's a pervasive mentality encouraged by social media and youtube that says that any slight, whether real or perceived, must be answered with some sort of nasty behavior. It goes along with the "prank" mentality as well.
A good example was recently a "cheaters get what's coming to them top 10" video that popped up. In this case it was the acts of vandalism and assaults carried out by boyfriends or girlfriends for acts of dating infidelity. Never mind my opinion that if you don't have a ring and a license then it's not cheating :P
Anyway one comment stated that the person knew one of the so-called cheaters and the girlfriend and her male accomplices had been sentenced to community service and had to pay for the damage inflicted on the guys car. This provoked pure outrage and hatred that such an injustice may have occurred.
So, with these modern sorts about the only thing that will get respect would be to dig a tiger trap in your yard and post the hilarious video on youtube when your idiot neighbor falls in and has to beg you to let them out. For the record I've not done that yet as my problem is idiots riding horses through the yard and I really don't want to kill a horse
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Here is an updated story. The elderly man is not the one in jail. Of course there are competing stories but it does clarify the relationship of the person arrested for starting the shooting.
Families, Community Members Try to Heal After 3 Shot in East
Rico, we'll need special tactical equipment.
Thanks for the update. I do find it interesting that the mother of the 10-year-old had the following to say in the article.
"For Moses future changes in the neighborhood may come too late. After the shootings she's taking new measures to keep her kids safe.
"I do plan on moving because a lot has been going on since I moved here, to the point where I'm not comfortable with my kids being in this neighborhood," she said."
Maybe I don't understand the situation, but as I read it her 10-year-old son was one of the kids trespassing and refused to leave when the old man came out and asked him to get off his lawn. If she wants her child to be safe she might try teaching him a little respect for others and their property. Until she does that I don't think her kids are going to be safe anywhere.