Friday, November 14, 2008

Priorities

The following lousy story elucidates a serious subject. For the record, I live in North Columbia, and the boys managed to "hang on to their candy" despite the odds.


Halloween candy suspects arrested

Published on columbiatribune.com Friday, November 14, 2008

Police have arrested three juveniles in connection with a Halloween night assault of two boys trick-or-treating in south Columbia.

A school resource officer received a tip leading to the three suspects, who were interviewed and made incriminating statements about their involvement in the robbery, Sgt. Eric White said Friday in a news release.

The unidentified boys, two 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and turned over to juvenile authorities, White said.

Two 12-year-old boys told police they were in the 4200 block of Baurichter Drive at about 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 when six or seven boys approached and one demanded, “Give me your candy.”

One of the suspects threw a rock that hit one of the victims in the head. That boy also was hit in the head with a BB gun and lost a tooth after an attacker punched him, police said. The other boy was hit in a head with an unknown object, causing a minor injury.

The two boys managed to hang onto their candy, and the suspects fled, police said.

The police investigation has not revealed any other suspects, and the case is considered closed, White said.

3 comments:

cedrorum said...

Me and some of my friends were jumped on Halloween when we were about 10 by some teenagers. Thankfully we weren't hurt other than some bruises, but we lost most of our candy that night.

Allison Vaughn said...

Boy, that's really crummy. It must be a freaky thing to be jumped...especially when you're ten! Geez...sorry. I hope you've eaten your share of make-up candy since then.

Ted said...

I got "jumped" a number of times in my neighborhood - didn't matter if it was Halloween or not!

I'd like to believe times have changed (for the better), but in reality I know things are the same (worse now, really) and it is just me looking at life from a different place.