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So any dad's out there, when does Officer discretion kick in :)

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by metal, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. metal

    metal

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    Car, what car?

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/22250534/detail.html

    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. -- A West Bloomfield father was charged with malicious destruction of property Friday after police said he drove his teen daughter's boyfriend's vehicle into a lake after he found the two in the backseat.

    Police said the Jan. 3 incident occurred on the 6400 block of Leytonstone Boulevard at about 1:30 a.m.

    The man's 14-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old boyfriend allegedly drove the boy's 2010 Dodge Charger to a beach near Pleasant Lake and parked there.

    The father told police that he pulled his van up alongside the Charger and saw the teens in the backseat of the car.

    Police said the father lost his cool and pulled his daughter out of the vehicle and jumped in the driver's seat. He then allegedly drove the vehicle onto the icy lake and left it there -- with the boy still in the backseat.

    The father allegedly left the boy in the car and drove away with his daughter.

    The boy told police that he got in the front seat and tried to drive the car off the ice, but the but the front left tire had already sunk into the ice - making it impossible to move the vehicle.

    The boy was still on the ice when police arrived. The teen was not injured and a tow truck pulled it out of the icy water the next day.
     
  2. Narc1911

    Narc1911 Anchora Salutis

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    WTF is a 16 year old doing with a 2010 Dodge Charger?
     

  3. metal

    metal

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    Seeing if it floats?:rofl:
     
  4. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Retired

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    Am I missing the portion where there was "malicious damage"?
     
  5. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Yeah, doesn't sound like the car sunk, just got the wheel a little wet.
     
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    Maybe dad thought the boy needed a cold shower and that was the best facility he could find at the time.
     
  8. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    The article says the care was pulled out of the icy water the next day...
    Must've broke thru overnight.

    That's my best guess.

    One way or the other, funny. I could be that dad. :whistling:
     
  9. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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  10. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    As far as charges, I can be pretty creative:

    Attempted Murder or at least Attempted Agg Battery
    Agg. Kidnapping
    Carjakking/Theft of Occupied Vehicle
    Attempted Felony Criminal Damage to Property
    and I'm sure there's some penalty for trying to put a vehicle in a body of water intentionally.

    Give me some time, I'll come up with more...


    What the dad did was wrong. Plain and simple. There are better ways to handle having a daughter that will put out. Now, none of the cowards are going to be after his daughter, but he's really going to have the "bad" guys after her. Things are only going to get worse for him.
     
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  11. wprebeck

    wprebeck Have you seen me?

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    Says the young guy who's been in trouble over females....and doesn't happen to have any daughters. :tongueout:


    When you've got a little girl (or two) of your own, come back and let us know how you feel then. I doubt there's a father of a daughter who can't sympathize with the actions of the one in the article. Of course, as LE, we're supposed to be smarter than that - as in, not leaving witnesses. :whistling:
     
  12. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    Dad was wrong, there were witnesses.
     
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    I am dreading the day my daughter hits her teens. The only thing you can do is try to raise them up right, with some morals and good sense. And then be ready when they make a bonehead mistake.

    With a son you only have to worry about one *****, with a daughter you have to worry about them all.

    But anyway does that kids parents want another son? They don't have to feed me, clothe me or house me. But they sure can give a new car!!
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

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    Excellent response. You saved me some typing.
     
  16. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    I have a daughter, and while the 16 year old was wrong it does not excuse the father driving the vehicle with the boy inside out onto a frozen lake.

    You got a problem with what my son did take it up with me. pull a stunt like this jerk did putting my son's life at risk and you better have great medical coverage, you're going to need it when I catch up with you.
     
  17. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Lets turn it around.

    The girl is 16 and the boy 14 how would anyone feel about daddy driving the car out onto the lake with your daughter in the backseat and leaving her?
     
  18. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    Fixed it for ya... :tongueout::rofl:

    Randy
     
  19. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    You're right, Dad shoulda roped him onto the fender. Or the grill, that'd be good, too.

    Nah. Your kid's old enough to play man games, he's old enough to play all of them.
     
  20. wprebeck

    wprebeck Have you seen me?

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    Double standards exist, you are correct. I still stand by my earlier comment, though. No daughters, Dragoon?

    Again, it was wrong. I also completely understand it.