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Two rich kids run over guy, kill him, for tip jar money

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rusty Shackleford, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    You know, here's what pisses me off about this. They're eventually going to find these two kids. They're almost certainly from the STL area, and Crestwood, where this happened, is a pretty well-to-do area. So I'm 100% positive these are kids with rich parents, who didn't need the money from the tip jar but thought it'd be funny and it's their right as rich kids to take it. But these kids are going to get off with a slap on the wrist, if that. Probation. Maybe a misdemeanor or juvie until they're 18 or something weak like that. -- because they're kids, and people always seem to feel more sorry for kids, and because I'm sure they come from a rich family that'll buy the best lawyers it can.

    And you know by now the kids know they're wanted. And their parents probably do too. And while the honorable thing to do would be to fess up and say "I'm sorry, I didn't mean for this to happen" and take what's coming to you, or God forbid their parents make them do that, they're going to hide until somebody else recognizes them and turns them in.

    As far as I'm concerned, whichever one was driving should never again have a view of the outdoors that isn't obstructed by razorwire. They knew they were doing wrong when they took the money or they wouldn't have ran from the good Samaritan, and they knew they were in deep shit when they sped off after running him over. As far as I'm concerned, that's Whatever-degree unpremeditated murder. Lock em up and throw away the key, at least whichever one was driving.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The mind reels.
  3. Unbelievable story. Stealing the tip jar was stupid, annoying and irresponsible. Hitting the man could be an accident. Leaving him there to die is what should get them locked up.

    And you're right. These look like suburban teens. The surveillance camera is crystal clear. They will be found, and probably very soon.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    St. Louis is a fucked up city. It's the only major metro I've been in where people in their 30s and 40s ask "Which high school did you go to?" within 60 seconds of meeting each other.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    To be fair, not enough adults in Pittsburgh actually finished high school to make that a meaningful conversation there.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's outstanding.

    And quite true.
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    What about Cleveland?
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    We talk about rustproofing products to break the ice, generally.
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I've got a question ... when is the surveillance camera industry going to catch up to, I don't know, the home video industry and make a camera that doesn't produce video that looks like the lens has been slathered with vaseline?
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Money will help them get off with a very light sentence.
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I can see where these kids will get end up getting a sentence lighter than might be warranted, being it was an accident/spur of the moment occurrence that caused his death, nothing planned or pre-meditated at all.

    And if they can get Leonard Little on the jury, they might just walk altogether...
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    buh.. buh.. buh.. they're good kids who just did a bad thing.. don't make them go to prison.
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