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13 Yr Old Sets Field on Fire with Fireworks, now for the rest of the story...

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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Is it really that rare for someone to stick around after committing an accidental crime? I remember when I was 17 I hit a mailbox taking a turn because.. I was going to fast and 8 people were never meant to fit inside a chevy Cavalier. I recall the first thing the officer said when he arrived "... You actually stuck around?" lol..

I can understand purposefully breaking the law.. I never really thought an accident would be that rare for someone to stick around..

For the record it cost me $500 to fix the mailbox slash light-pole.




posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:03 AM
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Crying, disheveled, dirty, woolly blond curls falling into his face and shaking so badly I thought he was going to fall down.. Which he promptly did when he saw my blue lights and I stepped out of the car in my uniform... There he sat.... Guilty as sin...


I knocked on the 40 year old 14X65 trailer and out his mother came, A wonderfully caring woman, mad as hell, wearing a dress that had seen much better days and fidgeting with her hair in a vain attempt to make herself more presentable.. I would soon look on her as a picture of loveliness... But that is later..




WTF? Is he trying to write a novel lol, and WTF is this doing on a conspiracy website.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:04 AM
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Is there any evidence to the claims your friend made or is it just another feel good short stories with nothing but wall of text to back up? Any police report? Receipt of bill payment? Something....anything at all?

It's surprising how threads without proof and evidence are allowed to be posted in several sections besides Skunk Work or Gray Area.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:55 AM
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I'm sorry, but this story reads like fiction.

This sounds like one of those inspirational chain mail emails that my sister sends out.

Things do not happen like this.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 05:04 AM
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Originally posted by Palmer777
I'm sorry, but this story reads like fiction.

This sounds like one of those inspirational chain mail emails that my sister sends out.

Things do not happen like this.


Agreed, and from a "Super Moderator" you'd expect some sort of substantial back-up other than, someone, somewhere said something! No sorrce, no links, no proof...no confidence.

[edit on 7-7-2010 by romanmel]



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:01 AM
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I really hope this is a true story,sometimes things are just to good to be true,especialy these days.At this point I refuse to belive this is NOT true.

If I knew where this police officer was I think I would travel there just to shake his hand.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:19 AM
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Now that is a story worthy of my time, and the headline of ATS!!!
This takes me back to a little town I grew up in. Marshalltown Iowa. In an age where kids where kids, and we did stupid things, but where not out raping, killing, hurting others. We where kids! Just like this kid!

I got into some lighter fluid and some lighters! I was playing with the preachers kid.. We lived right next door to a church.. The preachers house was next to ours.. Brandon and I played everyday!

Well we got the idea to mess around with fire.. and we eneded up setting 2 evergreen trees on fire.. Total kid stuff.. We didn't mean for it to get so far out of control..!!!

The small town Cop who came out.. Gave us both the scare of a lifetime!
But in the end, he did very much what this officer did!
Its like my story, being turned out in this day and age! Which is amazing!

Its good to know that "small town" affect is still alive and well today!
Not all kids are bad seeds, and need to be busted down and lives ruined over just being boys... Boys like fireworks, and playing with fire!

I had to go to the fire house, and the fire cheif spoke to us both.. We had to clean up the mess we made, and we had to do a little work around the firehouse.. But all in all, it made me smarter, and wiser.. I never played with Fire ever again.. I learned my lesson!!!

What a postive story!! I am happy to know this officer still "gets its"!

Totally cool, and I give
to this officer!
Thats how to handle it, and we need more level headed good guys out there!

Thats a good guy! And thats how Cops use to be back when I was a kid.
Many of them are high strung.. Uptight, and pissed off at the world..

Can you blame them really? More and more cops are getting shot for no good reason.. So many "bad" guys run the streets with dangerous weapons.. Its not like it use to be..
But without getting to far off topic, I would like to thank you for such a great post!!!

You Rock OP! and thanks for posting this!!
Zy5



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:38 AM
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This police officer should definitely be commended on his caring and concern for the boy. I also find it absolutely astonishing in time where the youth of our day no longer take responsibility for their actions, that this 13 year old boy actually stood there and waited to be arrested. This boy could have run away, but he actually waited because he knew he had done something very wrong. Kudos to the mother for obviously she has taught that boy well!



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:41 AM
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What a guy. Thanks for sharing this story it is truly a great one.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by romanmel
Agreed, and from a "Super Moderator" you'd expect some sort of substantial back-up other than, someone, somewhere said something! No sorrce, no links, no proof...no confidence.


As mentioned previously, How so? What possible source or link Would there be?

Sadly, in today's day and age there'd be no "news headline", "youtube video", or publicly available "link", especially since no one was tasered, no one was beaten or gotten over on by the man.

Hell. I've got quite a few somewhat similar "stories" from my youth that have no "source", no "link" no "proof" ... other than perhaps the welts on my ass after mom and dad found out.

Like the time we decided it would be "cool" to heist the fire extinguisher from a local pizza joint on our way out the door. Well, it was actually my stupid idea, but it was good for a few #s and giggles at the time.

That is, until midnight rolled around and officer friendly came to the door.

My, Our "punishment":
Go to the local fire dept the next morning, pay for a new extinguisher, return it and apologize to the business owner ... even though we Could have faced much more severe consequences.

Or that time out on the "Dirt Road" we used to party on as kids. We, the founders of it if you will, Always picked up after ourselves and never left anything laying around from our times there. However , as word got out, others weren't as discriminate and chose to just leave their paper, beer boxes and trash for the next guy.

One night we had about 3 carloads of guys and gals out there, stereos a blastin', beer flowin' like water, just having a grand ole' time.

Next thing you know up rolls Mr. township police officer. When he shined his lights out across the adjacent area/field it looked like children of the corn ... with guys and girls popping up all over the place, pulling up and/or putting on whatever clothing may have been in the midst of removal.

What's he do?

Confiscates the beer. Opens his trunk and takes out several large trash bags.

He then proceeds to tell us he will be back in the morning to pick up the bags, and there'd better not be a single piece of trash on the ground.

Till all was said and done three were four Stuffed bags of trash neatly aligned on the side of the road.

Not a single parent was called. Not a single fine was issued.

Just a few of Many "run-ins" with apparently like-minded Public Servants who chose to use common sense, compassion and understanding over the years.

NOW .. if only mom and dad had been as open-minded and accepting of our indiscretions.

Ouch!



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by zysin5
Well we got the idea to mess around with fire.. and we eneded up setting 2 evergreen trees on fire.. Total kid stuff..


Yeah, it's great to burn things down. Let kids be kids, let them burn thngs down and if you burn down a house with people inside...who cares, we're just kids doing "total kid stuff"



Originally posted by zysin5
We didn't mean for it to get so far out of control..!!!


"Oh i'm sorry, i was just playing with a gun, i don't know how it works, i didn't know that you can kill people with it".
Since when does stupidity prevents you from anything or is the answer?



Originally posted by zysin5
I had to go to the fire house, and the fire cheif spoke to us both.. We had to clean up the mess we made, and we had to do a little work around the firehouse.. But all in all, it made me smarter, and wiser.. I never played with Fire ever again.. I learned my lesson!!!


And the poor tax payers had to pay for everything.


Sorry, but really. kids shouldn't do stupid things like that, they shouldn't play with fire, guns or whatever. Kids are stupid, so when they play with something like that, only stupid things can happen and we should prevent that.
Where were your parents? My parents always told me what i can and what i can't do and i followed those rules.

For all that crap that gets written here, how bad kids are and that they're only do stupid things, we should prevent it and god knows what, it's shocking that the in my oppinion fabricated story get so much approval. Yeah, the kid behaved like a man, he did #, he's so awesome and than other people come out and tell stories about all the stupid things they did as kids and in the next topic they write about how bad the youth of today is and how awesome they were back in the day.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 06:45 AM
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A GOOD tear-jerker story! Wow!

I have never encountered a good law enforcement officer and have many, MANY dozens of 1st hand and 2nd hand Bad Cop stories; not including the thousands I've read on the net.

Dad asks why I look down on cops and I tell him; I've never met a good one. I have more honor, integrity, honesty, self-control and goodness in my little finger than all of the LEs I've ever encountered.

It's not a good thing to have so little respect for a profession that's supposed to be respectable.

Maybe your friend can make a "Good Cop Stories" website so other officers will be inspired to turn a new leaf and become repectable, decent human beings.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:18 AM
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nice story if only all police were like that. hes unfortunately in the minority


in england if it had been any other police officer that boy would have been straight down the station...social services would be knocking on his mothers door and the police would be gladly accepting another arrest for their quota they have to fill each month
you just dont see many decent policemen around anymore they all just want to abuse their power and fill their quotas.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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I told him I used to play with fireworks and took him to a safe place by his property where he can play all he wants too and showed him how to do it safe and still have fun..


I dont know the laws in the US, but over here its 18 to buy fireworks.
is it not a bit irresponsable to tell a 13 year old kid to carry on playing with them?

except maybe those piddly little bangers you get, that you can light in your hand and wont blow any fingers off.

Ive got some fire works at the moment, that i would definatly not let him play with. too dangerous. also cant you americans still still those mortar firewoks without a license. Those will explode if put in the tube even slightly wrong.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:22 AM
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wow star and flag for you...

its nice to read possitive news...

but on the down side the system is so screw up that if is superior learn about that story they would probably give him # for teaching a 13 years old who to use something for 18 and older

but i agree we need more people like him



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by MR BOB

I told him I used to play with fireworks and took him to a safe place by his property where he can play all he wants too and showed him how to do it safe and still have fun..


I dont know the laws in the US, but over here its 18 to buy fireworks.
is it not a bit irresponsable to tell a 13 year old kid to carry on playing with them?

except maybe those piddly little bangers you get, that you can light in your hand and wont blow any fingers off.

Ive got some fire works at the moment, that i would definatly not let him play with. too dangerous. also cant you americans still still those mortar firewoks without a license. Those will explode if put in the tube even slightly wrong.


lol i use about 300 of those...never saw one explode



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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really? what do they look like.
I was talking about these:


8/10 would explode. this size would hurt your hand, i mean the really small ones.

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:36 AM
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This story gives me hope that there are good people in the world, one's who hold a badge and do not want power for themselves. Thank you.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:36 AM
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This is the first thread i went to today after logging in.. glad i did

Now, ok i am one of those 'cop hater' types -with actual experiences to justify my dislike and distrust of them- so it really is wonderful to read that there are still human beings and decent officers on the force today..i have long since questioned if any still existed. Many thanks to you OP for proving to me that they do! This man gave that boy a great deal more to learn from on this day then say, cuffing, police station and tazers! Though, just by his actions after setting the field on fire shows he had a pretty good head start on decency!

thanks again for sharing this with us



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:44 AM
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So much cynicism

What is this world coming to?

Can't we all take an anecdote at face value and enjoy it?

Seriously shocked by the negative comments and those demanding to see receipts what a bunch of freaks.

Thanks to the OP for a personal story, sorry you have to put up with abuse and disbelief from others. thanks for posting.


Sure your wallet is probably a few drinks light, but round your pal one up for me!



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