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Boy, 14, shoots at 90-year-old in robbery attempt


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BROOKSVILLE -- A Brooksville 14-year-old who tried to force his way into a 90-year-old woman''s home to rob her -- and failing at that, trying to shoot her -- was arrested by Brooksville police. 


"We had a possible burglary and shooting (but) no one hurt," said Brooksville Police Chief Tina Williams. 


The 14-year-old shot into the East Main Street home of the 90-year-old woman at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday while attempting to get into the house. 


The juvenile, whose name was not released because of his age, is charged with attempted robbery and shooting into a dwelling.  


"They never got into the dwelling," said Williams, who noted the suspect shot at the chairs where the resident was seated. 


The female resident was home alone at the time.




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Article Comment Michelle commented at 10/14/2009 12:54:00 PM:

What the heck is wrong with the world today????

Why aren't parents teaching their kids about respect for elders and not to be doing stupid crap like this???


Article Comment Big Al commented at 10/14/2009 4:26:00 PM:

Spare the rod...screw up the child...just sayin'


Article Comment Old School commented at 10/14/2009 5:02:00 PM:

With hold his name,what??? If he is old enough to rob and kill,he ought to be old enough to get his name in the paper. God forbid if Grandma would have had a gun handy. She probably would have been in Parchman by now.


Article Comment Greg commented at 10/14/2009 7:22:00 PM:

This is why we need to eliminate that "Timeout" crap for kids. Just bring back some good butt whoopin's and then kids will remember that they don't get away with things. Now they grow up thinking they'll sit in a chair for a few minutes and it's all over with. Then turn around and do the same things. Light that hind end on fire and start changing the way these kids in our society today think how they can get away with everything!


Article Comment Michelle commented at 10/14/2009 8:06:00 PM:

Greg - I AGREE 100%

I don't believe in beating your kid to a pulp or yanking them around and cursing at them but a good old fashion spanking would do these kids now days some good.

I didn't get many spankings growing up but the difference was I didn't want to disappoint my parents esp. my dad. If he was upset with me it felt like it just crushed my soul.

Also, we need to learn to tell our kids "NO" instead of getting them everything they want. I guess some adults need to learn that first though before they teach their kids that lesson.


Article Comment Tiff commented at 10/14/2009 8:07:00 PM:

Why is this being called an attempted robbery?? He shot at the chair that she was sitting in and barely missed her head!!! The only reason she's still alive is because he couldn't aim. He needs to be charged with attempted murder. People need to be held responsible. I know the woman involved and this is completely inexcusable!


Article Comment five-o commented at 10/15/2009 7:16:00 AM:

Is that a Georgia thing Greg?


Article Comment Big Al commented at 10/15/2009 12:25:00 PM:

My father used time outs on myself and my brother over 45 years ago (before it was cool).....except his time outs were breaks for him after whuppin' us!!


Article Comment adrienne commented at 10/15/2009 12:35:00 PM:

not printing his name cause of his age. well, i need to know who i need to be on the look out for my house may be next. i also agree we as parents need to know where our children are at all times and start whipping butts when they little bwhile u thinking that mess cute cause the same S+++ up lil johnnie did &u thought was cute and laughed at gone be the same S+++ that make u cry. What happen to yes ma'ma and sir. start pusnishing the parents i bet that make them step up


Article Comment stare k commented at 10/15/2009 5:23:00 PM:

I got the perfect Idea for all the Murders, Gang,Rapist, and all the so called BAD groups.that don't give a care about anyone life .LETS ALL OF US WRIGHT TO CONGRESS ,GET THE LAW CHANGED.SEND THEIR SO CALLED BAD A** TO WAR PUT THEM ON THE FRONT LINE IN IRAQ, IRAN , AFGHANSTAIN ,LET THEM FIGHT WITH THE TALIBANS. AND SEE HOW BAD THEY ARE THEN.


Article Comment Greg commented at 10/15/2009 6:35:00 PM:

Hey Five-0! I think it's cool I have a fan. But no, it's not a Georgia thing, it seems to be more of a southern thing. When I came to the south over 10 years ago I saw that southern folks still put a whoopin to their kids hind ends, and I think that is a good thing. Up north you tend to get more of the evil eye when you spank. I was like Michelle, I respected my parents and didn't want to disappoint them. I had my share of spankings. I also wasn't allowed to roam the streets late at night either, but I see kids out and about Columbus at 1 or 2 am. I'm also in favor of caning if you'd like to debate that as well.


Article Comment five-o commented at 10/16/2009 6:45:00 AM:

Caning? I have a few cans of Whoop A**
Can I send you a couple and let you try them out?
Quite tastey ..... I can even hand deliver.
Oh wait that would be abuse. Spanking...the lazy way of disciplining a child.


Article Comment five-o commented at 10/16/2009 9:30:00 AM:

Spanking, Caning, both the same... ABUSE


Article Comment ted commented at 10/16/2009 3:46:00 PM:

It sounds like five-o needs to get a backbone. There is nothing wrong with spanking unless you want your kids to walk all over you.


Article Comment Greg commented at 10/16/2009 10:11:00 PM:

Thanks for the support Ted. I agree with you. I just wonder if five-0 is up for threatening people when he actually faces them in person. Spank your kids if they deserve it. Take control of your household and show kids that you are the boss and enforce rules and discipline without giving in. Make kids respect adults again. Make kids respect police officers again. Get rid of gangsta rap and anything that even says "gangsta". I say that because gangsta crap is just about drugs, stealing, womanizing, and killing cops. It's just one small piece of a messed up puzzle. Spanking is just what comes after the child has ignored all the other opportunities to correct their behavior.


Article Comment Melody commented at 10/17/2009 12:01:00 PM:

Plain and simple, too many single parents and delinquent dads, Michell.


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