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Teen nabbed for allegedly stealing TV

Published 3:36pm Friday, November 16, 2012

FRANKLIN—A 15-year-old Franklin boy was arrested for a Friday break-in after he was caught leaving a home with a television and remote control, Franklin police said.

Police at 11:30 a.m. were called to a home in the 300 block of Edwards Street after a neighbor reported the alleged burglary, said Lt. Tim Whitt. That’s when police said they saw the suspect leaving the home.

He allegedly told police about other items he stole from the same home, which were found in a vacant home on Pretlow Street. They included another television, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, controllers for video games and video games.

The youth, who lives in the 700 block of Bolling Street, was taken to Juvenile Detention Center in Chesapeake.

 

  • SandMan

    we would no longer associate.

    Your loss.

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  • hellcat

    Now we’re paying for his room and board.

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  • itsalwayssomething

    why don’t we just teach B&E, assault, murder, how to be a gang member, and other things when they are in ELEMENTARY school?? 15. Needs his ass kicked.

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  • employee2

    A 15 year old? Why isn’t this kid in school? Where are his parents? What about the neighbors on Pretlow street? were they oblivious to the goings on at this “vacant” house?

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    • SandMan

      employee2…it’s the whole “earned” thing. Thugs feel if they take something, get it out of the store/house & get it to the “stash” location…they’ve “earned” it. Where were his parents, you asked? Probably standing on the corner of South & Washington St.

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      • PeaceOfPie

        @Sandman, it’s the comments like yours that make me most sad. It’s no one’s place to judge. “WE” have no idea where his parents were. Who’s to say they weren’t working long daytime shifts at one of the area warehouses or plants making an honest living. We don’t know the situation and for you to indicate that his parents were hanging on a corner, (because that’s what all the people in that area do?) you’re wrong for that insinuation. In case you didn’t know, people of all races steal and you could eat those words with your drink of reality.

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      • SandMan

        No, peace…YOU’RE the one who brought up race.The article didn’t mention the race of the young thief.People like you are so quick to look for anything racist, you read into things way too much.
        Not that I’ll ever eat my words, but at least I’ll enjoy it with a peace of pie on the side!
        Do you even KNOW where South & Washington sits?

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      • PeaceOfPie

        Actually, I’m not reading anything more into what you said. The words are there. I was always taught to say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t put it out there if you’re not willing to defend it, own it, accept it… they are your words.
        And who exactly are “people like me”? We don’t know each other, honestly and I mean no offense by this but if I had a friend or associate and I knew they shared your sentiments, we would no longer associate.
        It’s the people like you that sit back and bark behind your computer screen but aren’t proactive in helping to make a difference in the community in which you live.
        There’s nothing American about you dear sir/madam.

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