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What Would You Do if You Moved to a New Town...Only to Have Your 14 Year Old Burgle the Neighbours?

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posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 04:21 AM
I don't understand this thread.

Is the OP really asking why a family moved after not fitting in with the town, and their kids causing trouble and getting arrested?

Either this post went completely above my head, or I'm missing something, or I don't know.

How exactly do you not understand that the family just upped and moved? Isn't that what they did to the place before they came to your area?

How else does one move away? There's only one way to pack your # and go.

Im really trying to understand what Im missing here. What exactly is the OP confused about? What exactly does the OP feel is book worthy?

I've seen this dozens of times, a family moves in to the area I live in, doesn't fit it, or the kids cause problems, and they move elsewhere.

If you are asking how the mother supports herself? Who knows? Who cares? Should could be on disability. She could have inherited. She could be the recipient of a lawsuit.

Please, what did I miss?

posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 06:56 AM
a reply to: Justso

That was my guess, or addicts?

posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 08:17 AM
a reply to: Atsbhct

they didn't seem like the type of people who would have any type of political or business connections, not even law enforcement connections.

They will eventually run out of places to hide, the wants and warrants pile up. Thing is as long as they keep moving they stay ahead of the curve. Each new place they move into doesn't know who they are, and they don't plan on remaining long anyway.

Their whole life is a scam, the fake ids they used to put rent down a place, gives them a base of operations. Like you said they seem to steal everything they need, and sell the good stuff . Every town has a criminal element, if you know where to look, you suddenly have fences to sell stolen stuff, get illegal stuff and connect up to others they network with to get information about local laws, cops, crooked people in government they can pay off to look the other way, etc.

These people are professional if you can call it that, professional at cheating the system, and everyone around where they are. When the heat gets too much, they split, leaving a trail of wreckage behind them.

To answer that baser question, they are people that just don;t give a s*** about anyone but themselves. That empathy and compassion thing is missing.

posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 08:22 AM
Amazing how some keep saying you're 'too nosey'. You're not. They've never lived in a neighbor hood where a rash of burglaries breaks out and everyone starts trying to figure out who the perps are. We just went through one of those phases here.

Kicking in doors and smashing windows in broad daylight. Smash, grab and run. People in general begin to focus more on everything around them, they aren't nosey they're trying to protect each other.

posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 11:20 AM
a reply to: Atsbhct

I've worked with antisocial families like this in the past. They leave wreckage, crime and debts in their wake. The reason they moved on was probably due to eviction for rent arrears or to avoid payment.

The kids won't have been in formal education and will have case files identifying them for truancy and juvenile crimes.

The parents will have been raised the same way and could go back generations in the same manner. Criminal records will make them unemployable.

In the worst cases, we can blame the system easily enough but some families have outlived 'the system.' I mean, a family that hasn't had a job for generations could actually hold the burden of responsibility.

Ironically they generate jobs for a lot of people. Mental health workers, police, probation services, youth offender services, hostel owners, counsellors, outreach officers, medical practitioners, insurance employees, specialist teaching staff, detention centres, prisons etc.

They're not all 'bad' in my experience; many just don't have the skills or background to break the cycle. They're often trapped on the path from being babes in arms. By the time interventions occur, the adults don't trust authorities and the kids don't either.

You're lucky they moved on

posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 06:38 PM
Just an update.

These neighbours moved back into the house about a week into August. In tow, they brought a new dog (even though their last dog was taken away by animal control).

This afternoon, the dog escaped from its chain and attacked another neighbour (whose wife claims he was "just sitting on the deck", but I know people's demeanors towards animals can greatly affect any experience with them, still not his fault) and he is now the proud owner of 70+ stitches in his arms.

The neighbours wife asked my partner and I if we would sign a petition to have the dog euthanized, but that's against what we believe (as owners of an "aggressive" breed), that owners are usually the ones to blame when dogs attack. I do sincerely hope that these people are soon to be gone.

After the dog attack, the dog catcher came to take the dog, but the woman put the dog in her vehicle and drove away. Now she's in twice as much trouble, likely.

What is wrong with people.

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