Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MegaPrime33, Jan 18, 2007.
Omega Knight, is that you?
If a kid that young is that desperate to get back to his grandfather, for God's sake, help him get there!
dont IM me if he makes a run for canada.
So cars up in Washington are driven with a thumbstick and buttons?
Damn, when I was 9 I was playing NES and trying to score some Micromasters
So setting him free is a good thing?
Doing 80-90 MPH in a chase is just asking for it........
And the parent is quick to blame video games. Maybe the mom should get some advice from South Park and call the Dog Whisperer.
Well, that's certainly one hell of a funny story. Never expected a 9-year-old to run away to Texas. When I was 9, I barely wanted to get out of the house. My reason? Nintendo 64. It consumed me.
"The boy's mother, Sakinah Booker, said he dislikes the neighborhood where the family lives and is afraid of a sex offender who lives nearby."
So the boy is afraid of a known sex offender in the immediate area
"The 80-pound, 4-foot-9 fourth grader, held in juvenile detention Tuesday night in San Antonio, was "incredibly motivated to get to Texas," Lakewood police Lt. David B. Guttu said. "He doesn't want to live in Washington state."
Fear of going back, and has a long record of acting out the same way. My suggestion, Bitch-slap the mother for not paying attention to some serious signs. All speculation here but it seems to me that the boy may have allready been approached by the sex offender.
I second OWAT's statement of "If a kid that young is that desperate to get back to his grandfather, for God's sake, help him get there"
Am I strange if I say when I read that article the Mission Impossible theme was running around my head?
Dun dun da duun duun... tah dah!
. . . . . wow.
All criminal action aside, I am very impressed. That's one hell of a run, especially for a nine year old.
Nice snub at video games. Jeez, they take a shot every chance they get, don't they. Just as long as they leave it at Sony's door, I don't think I'll mind TOO much.
As for the article as a whole - that's some messed up bs!! What kind of parents - scratch that - what kind of town/county does this kid live in? I mean, he's a repeat offender. Just DO something about it. This whole mess can't be pinned simply on parents. Officials do little to avert this behavior (although what the parents are smoking is beyond me). I'm sorry, but I can't quite wrap my head around this. People being so thick is a bit beyond me.
Granted it was only a kid, but the fact that he was able to board a plane without a boarding pass or anything scares the shit out of me as far as airport security goes.
Which reminds me. I managed to accidentally get my Leatherman onto the flight to Chicago in my backpack. I didn't even realize until I got into our suite in Chicago and emptied out my backpack and it tumbled out.
As for the kid, all I can say is this:
If I pulled that shit when I was 9 years old, my parents would've BEAT MY ASS.
I think he learned to drive from the various cars he stole and practiced with before leading police on a high speed chase. And if his mom wants to blame the Playstation, maybe she should TAKE IT AWAY.
Because Texas is THAT awesome
But then she wouldn't have a scapegoat to blame her shitty parenting and screw-up kid on anymore!
No kidding. My parents would have made sure I couldn't sit for a week.
Blame video games. Pshh....
Don't you know? Video games are training us all to be desensitized killing machines! If you complete 6 video games a year for 5 years you'll have enough skills and experience to take over the world!
<----Loads up Sims, Gears of War, Command & Conquer, Sim City and Spore on 5 different networked computers, makes plans
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