NY man who says he stuck kids he found vandalizing home in closet is charged with endangerment

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  • Updated: June 16, 2013 - 2:35 PM

CLYDE, N.Y. — A man who says he caught four boys vandalizing his father-in-law's home has been charged with child endangerment after corralling them in a closet until police arrived.

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djcrazyJun. 17, 13 2:11 AM

I hope that endangerment charge gets dropped. These kids are lucky because they could have been shot to death had it been a different home and the homeowner would have not been charged. This is the risk these boys took when they decided to commit a burglary and damage someones property. They were only kept in that closet until police arrived. The threats were probably to scare these kids into not trying to escape or do something else stupid. Had the cops been the first on the scene, who knows how this would have all ended.

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wa0tdaJun. 17, 13 6:33 AM

The homeowner could have sent them packing, then called police. It is obvious from the story that they were known to the homeowner and his wife since they had been on the property before. Nonetheless, the endangerment charge is pretty weak and if he fights it and requests a jury trial he will not be convicted.

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NoMasBSJun. 17, 1312:25 PM

Ok daddy then break open the wallet to pay for your poor... little boy's mischief. Geez... I wonder why the kids act this way when the parents are just as immature. Heck if my nieghbors would have caught me doing the same thing my parents would have yelled at them for not sending me home with a few lumps on my head. Of course, I grew up in a MUCH better America than what we have now.

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omakristyJun. 17, 13 1:51 PM

Are you kidding me? These four youngsters were vandalizing private property. The parents of these boys should be more concerned with the consequences of their behavior and actions and less concerned with whether they were put in a closet after being caught red-handed damaging someone's home. I suspect that my parents would have had no sympathy for guilty vandals and might have encouraged a little man-handling had I or my siblings been involved in this kind of escapade. But of course, that was another time. Drop the endangerment charge and throw the book at the little hoodlums!

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pokey2007Jun. 17, 13 2:52 PM

This endangerment charge seems far-fetched. And having them kept there ON the property means that the police actually HAD the culprits instead of having them get to go home where the parents could deny that it was their little loved ones who had done the deed. I would have done the same thing. Wouldn't you?

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