Child Predator Alert!

4/27/2010:

Man tries to lure children into van

Using free candy and dog

Reported earlier today on the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel – a man driving a grey colored van approached a child near 12th and Park, attempting to lure the child in with free candy and supposedly a Rottweiler dog.

Be alert and remind your children never to enter ANY vehicle driven by strangers!!

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14 Comments on "Child Predator Alert!"

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

While walking up Washington Street (around 12th Street) last night around 10pm, I saw two cops up ahead of me, actually walking the beat. I was so shocked that I caught up to them so I could remark that, unfortunately, that area could use a few more eyes on the street lately. It was my way of thanking them, but I’m not sure I conveyed my sincere appreciation. They seemed to be focusing on something else instead, and one looked inside Swift Morris Home. Probably not window-shopping, I surmised. Whatever it was they were looking for, it was nice to see the HPD out on the streets like that.

escaped68
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I was in charlotte,nc for 2 weeks visiting my kids and grandkids and while there my wife and I took the 4 little ones to the local park. We were there for almost 2 hours and during those hours I saw the local patrol car stop 2 times. Not only did he stop he got out of the car and walked around the playground. On the 2nd tour I stopped and asked him was there anything we should be concern about. He told me, no attitude, that that patrol cars that have parks and playgrounds in their patrol sectors are required, by policy, to make regular stops and walks these parks. And he interacted with the parents and kids.

mooshu
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mooshu

One last comment, and then I’m retiring. Or, well, finishing a homework assignment and then retiring…

When I was little, my mom constantly told me not just to keep away from strangers– as in, don’t accept candy or go into their houses or cars– but she taught me to keep my eyes and ears open and to maintain a safe distance between myself and a vehicle (with a person in it and a door ajar). You see, we grew up/lived in the inner-city. And it was very common to hear of kids and teens getting abducted by a driver, not excluding taxi drivers.

It’s really not hard to reiterate to kids what Thomas Jefferson has posted above.

mooshu
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mooshu

I don’t understand how handfuls of candy can still be considered “enticing”. The kids I’ve worked with have been (and are) too smart for that stranger-stuff. Most of them have a sixth-sense when it comes to situations such as these, and on top of that I tell them to stay away from “too kind” offers or scream bloody hell. Not to mention that they would probably prefer an iPod or a new Wii game, anyhow, but that’s another story.

And a Rottweiler? Really?

I say that these predators should give up the gross games and find themselves a new hobby.

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

This is serious. Send the link to this story to anyone you know in town who has kids. A child can be pulled off the sidewalk into a vehicle, up the viaduct and off to lord knows where in seconds.

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