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Two Oregon boys, 7 & 11, accused of trying to rob woman in church parking lot

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Two boys, ages 7 and 11, are accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded gun, police said Sunday.

The boys tried to carjack a 22-year-old woman who was in her family's truck waiting for her parents in a church parking lot, Portland police said in a statement.

Ami Garrett, of southeast Portland, told officers that when the boys approached her, the younger boy told the older boy to "show her your piece."

The woman said that when she refused to give them her vehicle, they demanded cash and her phone. She said that as she drove away, she saw the 11-year-old boy pull a gun from his pocket.

The boys were apprehended in the parking lot by officers responding to reports of children with guns. Police said they recovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun from the older boy's pockets.

Detectives were investigating how the boys obtained a gun. Because of their age, the boys could not be taken into custody at a juvenile detention center, so they were returned to their families, police said.

The 11-year-old tried to escape his parents' house but was quickly caught by officers and returned to his parents.

Police planned to give the case to the juvenile court.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/10/two-oregon-boys-accused-trying-to-rob-woman-in-church-parking-lot/#ixzz2EfRrhC8J
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:57 PM
What a liberal douchebag state. Because of their age those little jackasses couldn't be taken to a juvenile detention center.
Obviously their home lives are complete shit, great job sending them back home.

I would have pepper sprayed the fuck out of them.
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krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Exactly.

Quoting mehamil1:

They need to investigate what the hell is going on in those families. Something terrible is happening and those children are getting in the cross hairs. They are not old enough to understand what they are doing which leads me to suspect they are seeing this in their environment. No child at those ages gets up and decides to rob people. They are probably living a nightmare. 


lga1965
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

 I know how you feel. At age 7 my son was learning how to play chess with his grandpa, riding his skateboard in front of our house, playing soccer  and watching Happy Days and other cool shows with his Dad and I and his sisters. And reading at night before bed.

I'm shocked too.

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 My son is seven.  I think about the things that he is interested in and the things that he talks about (playing wallball at recess, the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book he's reading, LEGOs, the video games he plays at his friend's house, etc.) and I simply cannot wrap my mind around a boy my son's age carrying a gun with the intent of robbing people.  It just doesn't compute.

The boys should not have been returned to their parents.  They should have been taken into state custody until it can be determined what the authorities are going to do about this.

This is just shocking.

 

1Giovanni
by Becca on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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I am happy that I live in Corvallis, it is a nice peaceful town most of the time.

My dh wanted to move close to Portland, i told not on his life. lol. He stayed up there when he works and comes home on the weekends.

Quoting Euphoric:

 I'm glad we live in Eugene and not Portland, people be crazy.


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