posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:29 PM
I'll admit, I've only skimmed thru this thread, but I feel I need to add a few things, being that I live in Lakeville.
1 - The same thing happened to me to an extent - the Lakeville PD knocked on my door several years ago to tell me my car interior light was on and the
door was locked. Long story short, the police are there to anso PREVENT crime. While I didnt break any laws, they didnt want someone breaking into
my car and taking anything
2 - The news article is misleading. The police DID knock on the door and rang the door bell - and no one answered! Thew saw a couple of the kids
inside, felt the needed to investigate further and woke up one of the kids to get an adult - and the child refused because he didnt want to wake up
Due to the circumstances, I feel this was justified by our city PD. Again, because they were not only making sure a crime hadnt already been
committed, but to also PREVENT a crime from happening. Just 1 month ago, in the next town over, in Burnsville, and man's house was broken into due
to an open garage door at 3am. The inturders also stabbed the man, set his house on fire, and left him for dead.
3- I dont think the guy who was woken up has good parenting / supervising skills. In today's day & age, I am very protective of my children and
ALWAYS make sure everything is locked at the end of the night. I could go on about parenting skills, but this isn't the thread.
[edit on 21-6-2008 by Spoontoad]