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Stranger Danger user banned
8th May '13

One of the women who was kidnapped for 10 years said that at 14 she was walking home from school and a guy pulled up and asked her did she need a ride?



Are we not teaching our children "Stranger Danger" or not to get in the car with or talk to strangers?



Do you think the situation couldve been avoided if she had called for help instead of willing getting inside his vehicle?



I think that at the age of 14 she shouldve known better. Im not blaming her in the least so dont see it as i am bc whos to say he wouldnt had gotten out the car and grabbed her but if she had run or screamed instead of willing going I think she wouldnt had been abducted. It may have been some poor other girl. IDK



What do you think?
D&D

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
8th May '13

I think 10 years ago was very different from now... and it's easy to feel comfortable somewhere you grew up/smaller city - I don't know the area well that this happened in, but that could have been the case. Also, a lot of kids don't get taught stranger danger.... Also, you think he should have called the police because some man just offered her a ride? There's a lot of nice people out there, just because someone offers you a ride doesn't mean they want to hurt you.



I think it's too soon and irrelevant for a post like this... coulda shoulda woulda.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16316 posts
8th May '13

I haven't heard too much about this case but from what I have heard wasn't the guy a known man in the neighborhood and kids were friendly with him? Maybe she thought she could trust him.



I am not 100% sure that he was just a stranger to her but like I said I haven't heard much about this case.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th May '13
Quoting Rd.:" I think 10 years ago was very different from now... and it's easy to feel comfortable somewhere you grew ... [snip!] ... a ride doesn't mean they want to hurt you. I think it's too soon and irrelevant for a post like this... coulda shoulda woulda."


I agree i saw a news report and wanted to see others thoughts.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th May '13
Quoting amazing boobs.:" I haven't heard too much about this case but from what I have heard wasn't the guy a known man in the ... [snip!] ... could trust him. I am not 100% sure that he was just a stranger to her but like I said I haven't heard much about this case."


That would make a lot of sense actually. It would explain a lot.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
8th May '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" I agree i saw a news report and wanted to see others thoughts."

Well to add on to it... Some kids are naive/immature... For example, I could have lived on the streets and survived, my bff would have probably been murdered in a week. We both have good parents with similar upbringings.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th May '13
Quoting Rd.:" Well to add on to it... Some kids are naive/immature... For example, I could have lived on the streets ... [snip!] ... streets and survived, my bff would have probably been murdered in a week. We both have good parents with similar upbringings. "


That is true as well

The Monk Due March 6; Nerima, Japan 723 posts
8th May '13

I can't speak for everyone, but I know my parents cautioned me about strangers. I will most defiantly be teaching my own kids about not talking to strangers... You gotta give them real life skills!

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18313 posts
8th May '13

I think I heard from someone he was a bus driver maybe? So maybe he drove her school bus or something and that's how he found her?

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th May '13
Quoting The Monk:" I can't speak for everyone, but I know my parents cautioned me about strangers. I will most defiantly be teaching my own kids about not talking to strangers... You gotta give them real life skills!"


My daughter is 5 and refuses to talk to anyone she doesnt know. I think its bc shes shy but unless i tell her to she wont speak. I actually like that. Ive had children just walk up to me and start talking to me.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th May '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" I think I heard from someone he was a bus driver maybe? So maybe he drove her school bus or something and that's how he found her? "


That would make sense

Carters mama <3 Due February 19; 1 child; Portland, Oregon 4965 posts
8th May '13

It was reported that she knew him through her best friend and he may have been the friends father. If that is the case, she probably thought she could trust him. It's kinda like the ward weaver case. The girls he kidnapped and killed were friends of his daughter and he knew they lived just down the street.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th May '13
Quoting Ciara♥:" It was reported that she knew him through her best friend and he may have been the friends father. If ... [snip!] ... ward weaver case. The girls he kidnapped and killed were friends of his daughter and he knew they lived just down the street."


Oh wow smh. I never heard of that case but ill google it. SMH cant even trust those close to you anymore i guess

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
8th May '13

I think the girl you're talking about was special needs, too. I THINK... Gina dejesus right? So we don't know how mature she was, and if it was someone she recognized as someone working with the school that makes even MORE sense

Kiki&Ari's Mommy Due November 10 (girl); 1 child; Montana 4070 posts
8th May '13

Seems some people are trusting no matter what they are told....some kids/ people think you will be able to spot a creep by just looking at him. Which isn't the case I on the other hand am wiery (sp?) Of most people....watch a little to many shows on the ID channel lol. I am just glad they are home safe. Thanks to the guy...cheers to him for helping.