Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

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  1. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I got this email from a friend who works with an area fire department:

    Last night a friend across the street who happens to be a Waukee police officer came over and told me that just a few blocks from our house, a guy fitting the description similar to the sick piece of trash in the letter and again driving a dark colored car approached 4 young girls and offered them money to get into his car. This happened just south of the high school on SE Olson Drive. Please have another talk with your kids about avoiding this creep and keep on the lookout for dark colored cars that look out of place.

    I don't want to start a panic at all, just wanted people to be aware of this. As the parents of 3 girls from 3 to almost 9, I wanted to make sure as many people know about this as possible.

    CR91

     
  2. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    I wish it was legal to kill these people on the spot. Just blow 'em up - whatever.
     
  3. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

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    Couldn't agree more! What sick ****ers
     
  4. clones26

    clones26 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to Citizen's arrest this guy and accidentally have a car or blunt object hit him in the face and crotch a couple times. He tripped, not sure why :wideeyed:
     
  5. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    10-4, I could think of a lot of things that would be fun, but if I mentioned it, it might be used against me in court.........:skeptical:
     
  6. djkent01

    djkent01 Well-Known Member

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    When my kids were young, we had a "secret code" word that only we knew. If ANYONE - including relatives - tried to get them in the car, they would have had to know the secret code word. Fortunately, it never was used - but it made them actually feel a little safer.

    I think we picked up the idea from an article or book titled "Street Smart Kids". it's also important that the kids know in those situations that they scream and run in the OPPOSITE direction the vehicle is facing.
     
  7. Bader

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    My parents had one for my two sisters and I as well. We never had to use it, but it definitely made all involved feel much better.

    However, the cops didn't know the secret word, but I still had to get in the car with them....:no:

    I kid I kid :biglaugh:
     
  8. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

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    as the parent of three kids...this make me sick.
     
  9. sunset

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    I hope a neighborhood father finds this guy before the cops do. I'm not a violent person, but I would make an exception in this case.
     
  10. yCy

    yCy Active Member

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    Thanks for the warning. The faster word spreads, the better. Mrs. yCy
     
  11. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

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    So, I assume no girls have been kidnapped since this hasn't made bigger news?
     
  12. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    A small part of me wonders if Waukee is doing this to raise awareness instead of an actual sick guy out there trying to abduct girls.

    The only reason It think that is the information got out rather quickly and all the attempted abductions occurred during the day when he could've been spotted easily.
     
  13. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody has been yet. The letter and the talk I had with the Waukee policeman says so far he has not left his car.
     
  14. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

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    I very vaguely remember a situation like this in my hometown when I was younger. And then one day I was playing in my friend's backyard, and apparently a car was circling the block. My friend's mom ran out and got us. I don't think I dreamed it, anyway.

    Shouldn't this be put in the paper or something so everyone knows, or who exactly are these emails being sent to?
     
  15. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    The two incidents in the letter happened in Dallas Center and the letter is from the Dallas Center Police Chief. Yesterday at 4pm it happened in Waukee. I would say there is little to no chance it is public awareness tactic.

    And if it is one, it is a pretty pisspoor one at that...:no:
     
  16. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    The letter emailed to me was from the DC-G Police Chief and was sent out to the school district parents and was also sent to area law enforcement including the Assistant Fire who forwarded it on to me.

    I do agree that there should be more public information shared though.
     
  17. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    This shows you don't have or raised any kids.

    Not to be an ***, but if this is truely from the police department, why question it?
     
  18. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't question it, I said a small part of me wondered if they were doing it to raise awareness. Nothing more.
     
  19. Ciclone

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    BUMP ^^^^^^

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  20. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    How many kids are abducted in Iowa each year?
     

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