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Ohio Teen Shot Dead After Egging Cars

Monday, September 01, 2008 - Associated Press

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,414545,00.html

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus teenager who was throwing eggs at cars as part of a late-night prank was fatally shot, police said Sunday.

Police said 16-year-old Garrett Burton was with at least one other teenage boy Saturday in the backyard of a home when someone shot him in the head just before 3 a.m. Police have no suspects.

The band at Westland High School, where Burton was a student, played the school's alma mater in memory of him at Saturday night's football game.

Another Columbus teen was killed in an egging incident in December 2006. Fourteen-year-old Danny Crawford was shot after a group of boys he was with threw an egg at a car. No one has been charged in that case.

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Another Columbus teen was killed in an egging incident in December 2006. Fourteen-year-old Danny Crawford was shot after a group of boys he was with threw an egg at a car. No one has been charged in that case.

I don't know what to make of this story. No matter how irate someone is, he shouldn't have used excessive force to retaliate.

But as for the kids, somebody was shot dead in the same area two years ago doing the exact same thing, and then these kids go out and do the same stupid thing. I don't think kids are going to be egging anything there for a long time.

However, I am going to have to teach my kids when they start getting older that it is not smart to jack with people's property. That just invites something like this happening even if it does seem like a foolish prank.

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Another Columbus teen was killed in an egging incident in December 2006. Fourteen-year-old Danny Crawford was shot after a group of boys he was with threw an egg at a car. No one has been charged in that case.

Note to self: don't throw eggs when in Columbus, OH.

And you thought the South was bad. Those Midwesterners will bust a cap with the quickness.

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that's extremely odd and the chances of happening extremely low. The fact it happened twice in the same area...leads me to believe it's the same perpetrator.

Sounds like the same guy shot both kids. Wonder if it's just the tip of the ice berg. Maybe he's killed other...not kids throwing eggs...but others. Like prostitutes or drug lords. Something where he can make the crime look like it's life style related.

Hope the police really take the possibility that the two could be connected to heart.

To shoot someone in the head, at night in someones back yard...either you are a neighbor/owner or you are a stalker.

The police have no suspects...which means you are looking at a stalker.

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While throwing eggs at cars might be looked at as a "prank" it is still vandalism. If these stupid kids weren't out throwing eggs at cars they wouldn't have gotten shot.

It might be vandalism, but I don't think a little criminal mischief deserves capital punishment.

Or maybe I'm sympathetic because I used to be the little turd who threw eggs at cars, and rolled people's trees with toilet paper, and put flaming bags of poo on porches. I guess I'm lucky that one of the many folks I wronged didn't unload a click in my little juvenile delinquent @ss.

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Last Halloween my wife and I were outside and about 5 high school boys drove by packed into a circa 1990 Grand Am. They got real close to the curb of the street, drove about 80 mph and dropped what must have been at least a 50 pound pumpkin squarely on our neighbor's mailbox. The mailbox must have flown 50 feet, splinters, pumpkin guts and seeds everywhere. It was impressive and a sight to see to say the least, lol. This was no ordinary mailbox, mind you. This was a deluxe mailbox similar to the type you can buy at Lowe's for roughly $300...

This was also in Columbus, and acts similar to this happen all the time here. I'm sure it's that way everywhere, and boys will be boys, etc...

All I'm saying is I can understand how one's trigger response might be to... pull the trigger... doesn't make it right.

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Last Halloween my wife and I were outside and about 5 high school boys drove by packed into a circa 1990 Grand Am. They got real close to the curb of the street, drove about 80 mph and dropped what must have been at least a 50 pound pumpkin squarely on our neighbor's mailbox. The mailbox must have flown 50 feet, splinters, pumpkin guts and seeds everywhere. It was impressive and a sight to see to say the least, lol. This was no ordinary mailbox, mind you. This was a deluxe mailbox similar to the type you can buy at Lowe's for roughly $300...

Big Woody did you atleast get their plate for your neighbors? :lol:

See I know I'm female and maybe I was just a really boring teen, but I never had the desire to do something like that. Throwing pumpkins and eggs? WTH? Now I did roll a few houses and maybe even left a bag of poop somewhere before, but nothing harmful.......:lol:

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While throwing eggs at cars might be looked at as a "prank" it is still vandalism. If these stupid kids weren't out throwing eggs at cars they wouldn't have gotten shot.

And that is what I want to teach my kids. 99 times out of a 100 nothing is going to happen to you. But it is that 1 time out of a 100 that someone is going to do something extreme just because of the kind of person they are.

So what may look like a prank to 99 people, it is that one person that is going to do something drastic. And I think a lot of us have personally known people who fit into that "one person" category who would do something as severe as that.

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