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89-Year-Old Arrested for Stealing Kid's Ball

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An Ohio woman was tired of the kids in the neighborhood always throwing their ball in her yard, so she decided to keep it. Edna Jester was charged with petty theft when she refused to return the football to one of the young kids. She faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine. 

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Anonymous October 25, 2008, 11:48 PM

I’m going to remember to print out this article the next time the nasty shrew next door keeps my kids’ ball for 3 months to teach him a lesson about accidentally kicking it in her yard. What a b she is.

Dorothy October 26, 2008, 10:26 AM

This is so stupid!I think the kids should get their ball back and that old lady needs to take something for her anger problem!
I also think it might be a good thing for the kids to try to befriend this old bat. Maybe she is lonely and needs some attention…. Maybe if the kids reached out and maybe did a few nice things for her maybe then will she stop being she a meanie. Who knows ? It is worth a try….

Gloria October 27, 2008, 3:27 AM

Wait a minute, what about this very elderly senior’s rights? It is her yard after all. We don’t know the details, but might she be afraid of having her windows broken by the projectile, her shrubbery and her flowers trampled on by the retrieving little feet? She’s very old, does she feel harrassed by the endless intrusion of the toy coming flying into her yard, followed by small children? She may stress more easily being so old and frail. Would we moms of today want to be treated like this when we get that old ourselves?
What are we teaching those kids by calling the old lady names? That seniors and their rights don’t matter? That old people are not worthy of respect? That we don’t have to honor anyone’s property or personal space if it interferes with our enjoyment? That we don’t have to be considerate of anyone else, and it’s OK to just do what the hell we want, when we want? Let nothing get in the way of our own personal gratification.
Gee, with this sort of pedagogy on the loose, why am I even wondering that there is such a thing as a Casey Anthony.

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