Caught On Tape: Vandalism Suspects Trash Playground

Two vandals responsible for damaging playground equipment at a daycare are caught by police.

The owner says it's a good example of how you never know who may be watching what you're doing.

For the past two days, the owner of the Big Blue Bird Daycare has noticed broken toys that are used daily by about 100 children.

With video equipment he installed just two months ago, he caught the people responsible for the vandalism in the act. Police say the accused are juveniles, ages 11 and 12 years old.

He says he has a responsibility to his clients who trust him with his children to ensure their safety, and children playing with broken toys creates a serious safety concern.

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  • by Mikie Location: Tn on Sep 19, 2007 at 08:38 AM
    Bless your heart Sgt.howard YOU TOLD THE TRUTH, do a survey to find how many of the 20 to 25 years old that holds a job not a check and the biggest problem of our children is the parents will lie like a dog for them against whoever or whatever it takes.
  • by Tootsie Location: Tn. on Sep 19, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    My mom raised 18 children, nine were adopted and nine she gave birth to and a switch never killed us,to me when you beat a child that is with a club or your fist not a switch.That is what is wrong with our children now they have took God out of the school and some homes and by the way Karen, if I was your mother in law, I would tell you to keep your children at home and you feed them yourself.
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Sep 18, 2007 at 07:01 AM
    Sgt Howard, I call a switch a stick because that is what it is. What is the difference between the two? I think that you should use your hand to whip a child. If you are hitting them so hard that it hurts your hand, then you are hitting them too hard. I told my mother-in-law that she would get the (edited) beat out of her if she hit my child with a stick and I meant it. My parents did just fine spanking me with their hand, and I think that modern day parents would do just as well.
  • by Teach Location: Lex on Sep 18, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    Good gosh Angie in Hyden; worry about spelling, punctuation and grammar before you worry about anything else. Posts such as yours are one of the main reasons others have such a stereotypical view of all Kentuckians being uneducated.
  • by sgt howard Location: ky on Sep 17, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    karen, are you calling a switch a stick? there is a big differance to the two. what should we use to whipp them then? something soft and flexible to not hurt them? a switch is not a beating at all, if so half of every grandparent in ky would be felons. the problem is though that maybe 1 in 20 parents would though as this is how many actually whip them with a switch when they need it.
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Sep 17, 2007 at 05:54 AM
    I would have to say that I do not agree with whipping your children with a stick, but I do believe in a good old butt whipping every once in a while. If my children ever tell me that they will call SS on me then I am going to give them the number. I am not for beating a child, but I will spank their butt if they need it. I am glad that this daycare owner is actually looking out for the well-being of the children though because it is definitely not a good neighborhood.
  • by Angie Location: Hyden on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:54 AM
    the problem with kids today is SOCIAL SERVICES kids hollow if you do anything to me i,ll call SS.but if people kill and abuse their kids seems it,s ok. but if you whip them you,re in bad trouble it did,t hurt us when we where growing up and it want hurt kids today if displene right. alot of parents don,t spend time with their kids they just let them do whatever they want. kids need to take responibiles earily in life.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    A good round with a switch will remedy that problem. I sure had my fair share of run-ins with the switch and sometimes the belt when I was young and it didn't kill me so pour it on them. There is a difference between spanking and abusing so use some common sense.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:51 AM
    I agree with the Sgt. Howard, Kim, and Fred. Kids have it to easy and if we actually busted their (edited) for misbehaving then we have child services knocking on our door because we disciplined them (not beat)for doing wrong. So if we can't discipline the children to make them mind the by all means give them community service. Make them clean up the play ground every day. Make them clean up in their community neighborhood on weekends until enough is earned to replace what was broken and destroyed. Child services why don't you take a look at these childrens parents and find out why their children were.
  • by Connie Location: Frankfort on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:30 AM
    These two should be made to work at the daycare until they have repaid every cent! Kids today have no respect for other's property, for authority, or for themselves! And the fault lies with parents not the children, for not teaching them any values and letting them run the streets! Parents do not care where their children are as long as they are not bugging them! The parents of these boys should have to work along side them at the daycare to pay for the damages because if they were watching them in the first place, the boys wouldn't have had the opportunity to destroy the property! Too many children are left to rear themselves. There is no discipline in the home so what can you expect from kids. Parents need to take responsibility for their children's behavior! After all, they're the ones NOT TEACHING them values or punishing them for bad behavior! Spanking is NOT abuse, it didn't hurt me and it won't hurt kids now. It should be used sparingly, other forms of discipline are available.
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