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“So I grab a hammer the one hammer and the other three boys got hammers, now I don’t know what to do here, I said you guys put that stuff down, what are you doing?” Daniels recalled. “Now they’re startled because now they’re caught. I was fortunate that they were in that room that had a closet, so I put them in a closet.”
A New York man was arrested and charged for endangering the welfare of four children who allegedly broke into and vandalized his father-in-law’s home, causing property damage in excess of $40,000
The man locked the children into a closet until police arrived, and claims he made no threats to hurt them.
Originally posted by WP4YT
Not surprising. N.Y.sucks. hate this state.
Upon entering the home, Daniels allegedly saw four boys between the ages of 8 and 10, trashing the house and causing an estimated $40,000 in damages. He says 17 windows were smashed, the basement was filled with debris, the electrical fixtures were broken, the heat was turned on, and the walls were filled with holes. Paint had been spilled across the house, porcelain had been chipped off of a bathtub, and a toilet and sink were smashed to pieces.
The incident took place around 9 p.m. Saturday when Jesse Daniels said he told his wife to call 911 after he heard loud noises coming from the home next door. Daniels tells ABC affiliate WHAM-TV he saw an individual striking a wall with a hammer and ran next door to find four children - ages eight and ten – doing damage to the property. Daniels said he took a hammer from one of the children and corralled them into a closet while he waited for police to arrive. He estimated the damage to his father-in-law’s property to exceed $40,000. Clyde Village Police took the children back to their parents and filed felony criminal charges of burglary in the 2nd degree and criminal mischief in the 2nd degree.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I had a problem years ago with some neighborhood teens who enjoyed shooting out my windows with a bb gun. The look on their faces when I popped through the hedge with my "multiple" bb gun was priceless. They all thought they were gonna die. I let them wonder about that for a few seconds before I took their gun and broke it. Never saw them again after that.
The parents in this case need to make restitution - or go to jail.
Those kids were far too young to be out and causing mischief at that time of night.edit on 18-6-2013 by Asktheanimals because: added comment
As to locking all of them in a closet, what was the point of that? According to the news story, he knew whose kids they were, so it just sounds like he wanted to exercise his authority over 4 8 to 10 yr olds. What a big man!