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Teens with Camcorders

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by fidothedog, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    In the past few months, I have seen an increase in teens walking around Broadlands with camcorders. I would expect that most of them are video taping themselves for some type of posting on YouTube (or other site) with most of the video being of them doing something reckless/dangerous either to themselves or to someone/something else.

    This being said, I did directly see four teens at the Broadlands Wendy's who placed a camcorder under a jacket and then proceed to walk around the Wendy's and steal stuff (salt and pepper shakers, flowers, straws, etc.). If you know Wendy's there really isn't much to steal in the main restaurant area. I informed the manager who chased the kids out.

    I would expect the kids were not there to actually steal (since the items stolen were worthless) rather, they wanted the video of the manager chasing them. This thought is very disturbing to me. In this day and age of "one upmanship", who knows what their next video will be....sneaking into a garage to grab a few beers and running....then sneaking into a house to grab a purse....then.....

    All it takes is a few clicks on the net to see the huge increase in kids doing extremely dangerous things to post on the net. I know that I have no right to say that kids shouldn't be walking around with camcorders but I advise the adults in Broadlands to keep a greater eye open when you do see kids with camcorders.
     
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  2. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    thanks for the heads up- this is good neighborrhood watch material
     
  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    thank you for informing the manager and posting so others will be aware.. and maybe some parents will inquire about their children as well...
     
  4. d_kodali

    d_kodali New Member

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    I saw a group of teens making video of their skateboarding skills in the area behind the old stone house. They were going very fast on the walking trail and jumping over the stairs. Two of them even fell down hard trying to do the feat. They had no protective gear. I thought they could seriously get hurt. However they made sure that the area was clear of other people/kids before they would start again.
     
  5. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    bladerunner New Member

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    That's why I got my desert eagle .44 ready if these teens pay an unexpected visit into my home. Pop pop goes the wiesel
     
  7. merky1

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    The problem with a lot of these "Extreme" videos is that the original one is done by "professionals" who usually have some angle of the "stunt" all ready worked out. For example, I'm willing to bet that the original home break-in stunt was a setup, and done just to get the five minutes of fame.

    I think it was ABC that interviewed a group of "stunt" people, and they basically did it to get paid. Miserable, that people would be willing to sell themselves for basically peanuts.
     
  8. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    ABC News was reporting it as a new "teen" thing to do. The practice is called "phrogging" pronounced "frogging" in which you "hop" into a house just as the homeowner leaves. If possible, the teens/young adults try to stay hidden in the house when the homeowners come home and see if they are caught.

    Personally, I believe this would be a very isolated incident.
     
  9. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Wait - so you mean the new phad is to bust into a home and hide to see how long it takes you to get caught???? Oh, I can see the headlines/court case now:

    "Teens startle off duty cop in his own home - three dead, two wonded - cop on suspension and facing murder charges & civil suits." :censored:
     
  10. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I was thinking the very same thing ;)

    Virginia is the LAST state you want to pull a prank like this in...
     
  11. brim

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    Not man enough to get the .50? :)
     
  12. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    .50, .51, whatever it takes
     
  13. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    Originally Posted by bladerunner [​IMG]
    That's why I got my desert eagle .44 ready if these teens pay an unexpected visit into my home. Pop pop goes the wiesel

    9mm with good grouping will do the same.


    nothing like wading through spent shell casings!
     
  14. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I think that"s "220, 221 whatever it takes."
     
  15. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    yes it is, but I was trying to work it into what was posted.
     
  16. bobgaggle

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    Haha, too bad that would be murder, not manslaughter. Unless they are an immediate lethal threat to you or someone else, you can't justifiably kill them...
     
  17. jjenkins

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    True, just make sure you have a good backstop b/c a Desert Eagle is going to go through the intruder.

    Responsible home protection :)
     
  18. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I got you beat! My backdrop in this case would be a thick section of protected wetlands! :happygrin:
     
  19. Silence Dogood99

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    Better backdrop: an accomplice or two. That's efficiency. :)
     
  20. Pirate

    Pirate Overland Park Denizen

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    Inside one's home, they are a perceived threat, so anything goes.
     

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