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(Salt Lake Tribune) NewsFlash Elizabeth Smart found alive and well at Burger King in Sandy, UT   ( divider line
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2003-03-12 06:20:20 PM  
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The Man who was with her is named Brian David Mitchell but he calls himself Emmanuel. Brian and Wanda Mitchell sold their belongings and started living on the streets in the late 1980s. Mitchell believes he is a prophet who needs to preach to the homeless, Thompson said. The couple has no source of income other than what they beg. This is what ive heard... The girl was found in the car of a drifter who was pulled over in a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, Sandy police spokeswoman Michelle Burnette said.
2003-03-12 06:20:55 PM  

I'm not a real bartender, but I'd prescribe a drink if I were.
2003-03-12 06:21:16 PM  
Good. I'm glad for her. I can't wait to find out the whole story.

Oh and JangoFett

That comment was funny, see you in hell.
2003-03-12 06:21:34 PM  
Damn, I'm actually sober and crying. Why?

Because you're sober. I am too, man, I am too....
2003-03-12 06:21:39 PM  
Anime_honeydew it is a filter =)
2003-03-12 06:21:52 PM  
03-12-03 06:19:33 PM SherKhan
Damn, I'm actually sober and crying. Why?

Yeah, happens to me whenever I sober up, too.
2003-03-12 06:21:53 PM  
I wonder if whatever really happened here will be hushed up by the Utah powers-that-be.
2003-03-12 06:22:09 PM  
I somehow believe that Buffalo Bob is behind this.
2003-03-12 06:22:24 PM  
I have never heard of this girl, but good for her and her parents.

and NO, I dont live under a rock.
2003-03-12 06:22:31 PM  
Why is it that every time something happens in Utah, you stupid farkers see it as an opening to bash the mormon church?

let's see......utah + rich + family + SLC = mormon connection.
2003-03-12 06:22:31 PM You would think someone would take the time to update her own Farkin website priorities people!!!!!! Damn it to hell
2003-03-12 06:22:32 PM  
You're being sarcastic, right?
2003-03-12 06:23:07 PM  
Damn, I'm actually sober and crying. Why?

Because you're seeing life for the cold empty wasteland it actually is rather than through the rose coloured spectacles of a chemically induced haze.
2003-03-12 06:23:23 PM  
03-12-03 05:59:51 PM Guy Innagorillasuit
MataHari Get over it or I'll start telling JonBenet jokes.


03-12-03 06:16:31 PM Candypants
Why is it that every time something happens in Utah, you stupid farkers see it as an opening to bash the mormon church?

Well in all fairness, I also do that when it rains, when my tv shows are pre-empted, when I'm stuck in traffic, when I'm late for work, when I have a hangover, and when I'v got PMS.

I'm peeing my pants!!!!
2003-03-12 06:23:26 PM  
"Mitchell believes he is a prophet who needs to preach to the homeless"

It may be that he did not molest or harm the child while he had her. At least, I hope so.
2003-03-12 06:23:59 PM  
This is wonderful news... but at the same time i agree with a lot of the comments here - there may very well be some high strangeness involved with the whole thing...

/cue the twin peaks theme
2003-03-12 06:24:17 PM  
Found about 15 miles from home alive and safe on the street in disquise,not yelling and screaming at the top of her lungs?! Sounds more like a runaway than an abduction to me at this point, I bet there will be more news to come on this one.
2003-03-12 06:24:17 PM  
Why do only a certain amount of kidnapped kids get all this press while thousand go along un-reported? Maybe there needs to be more shows like Americas Most Wanted, and not just ones that ask for help on the most popular cases.... I feel bad not for these parents, but for the ones who nobody listens to when their children are missing.
2003-03-12 06:24:28 PM  
Some people think this will be good PR for Burger King. Not me. From what I hear they were trying to fatten her up to change her appearance, and chose Burger King for that. It is really going to suck for them when she starts appearing in commercials for the Subway diet, making snide remarks about fatty, greasy burgers and fries.
2003-03-12 06:24:30 PM  
Capt.HawkeyePierce, they did say she gained weight since she was taken, hmm.
2003-03-12 06:25:08 PM  
2003-03-12 06:25:42 PM  
Those kids you never hear about being kidnapped.....the reason why is because the French eat them...
2003-03-12 06:25:44 PM  
Alive and well and Burger King should not be used in the same sentence.
2003-03-12 06:25:53 PM  
This is simply amazing news. I for one thought she was dead. I usually am not overjoyed by good news, but this is simply amazing. I don't know what to say...
2003-03-12 06:26:09 PM  
I thought that she had been playing Kim on "24."

There is a striking resemblance in some of those photos/videos, now that you mention it.
2003-03-12 06:26:16 PM  
Did anyone see whee it said he was a french Mormon from Utah????
2003-03-12 06:26:38 PM  
I live in SLC, and there are still bill-boards up to this day with her pic on it saying "REWARD" with a huge picture of her on it.. There are tons of them everywhere. It's been about nine months, I thought we would have never seen her again ... Good news, good to see there can still be a good news flash.
2003-03-12 06:26:45 PM  
Maybe it will work this time.
2003-03-12 06:26:53 PM  

I'm peeing my pants!!!!

Thanks for the heads-up.
2003-03-12 06:27:28 PM  
Looks like the PC Police have struck. The headline is now changed. :(
2003-03-12 06:27:47 PM  
News Flash.... she was seen at Sonic Burger not Burger King.
2003-03-12 06:27:55 PM  
Evidence A:
AIM Conversation:
Me: hey
Me: ?
Moody Girl: hi, how may i assist you?
Me: I'm looking for some sort of device. Do you have it?
Moody Girl: nevermind
Me: whats up
Moody Girl: i hate myself and want to die
Me: that's not good.
Me: why?
Moody Girl: -hating-
2003-03-12 06:27:57 PM  
Hope the f@#king cops learn something from this , like follow the leads dummy !
2003-03-12 06:28:02 PM  
Glad to know she's OK. It's always weird when people are abducted and have opportunities to escape or call 911 and don't though. The abductors could have convinced her she was better off not being at home. That certainly is possible with the mind of many a teenage girl. She looked sad to me in most all of the pictures and video they showed of her. It's one for the record books.
2003-03-12 06:28:05 PM  
good news, for once.
2003-03-12 06:29:02 PM  
Why is it that every time something happens in Utah, you stupid farkers see it as an opening to bash the mormon church?

Because it's really, really easy to make fun of them.

Like fat people.

And the French.

2003-03-12 06:29:05 PM  
what was the original headline???
2003-03-12 06:29:08 PM  
Kyroha: You mormons are all a bunch of fruitloops. I had a friend who was raised a mormon. She would tell me the most bizarre things about the mormon church. She said they're basically all brainwashed wackos.
2003-03-12 06:29:33 PM  
I think she ran away. I've just had that feeling the whole time. She's about at that age were they want to run away with older men.
2003-03-12 06:31:32 PM  
So, only 3 years or so until her trauma can lead her to a life of drugs and tawdry porn shoots?
2003-03-12 06:32:11 PM  
Sad as it is, the reason this was so popular is likely because of the area these people are from (and their economic status...from what their home looks like, the family is likely pretty well off).
That seems to happen in a number of nationally televised cases, but not all.
2003-03-12 06:32:20 PM  
Fox News Channel is saying that the drifter's sister had come forward earlier to say he may have been involved and that he was not a murderer but that he was a pedophile.. granted, this is foxnews, but I can bet those were not a fun 9 months of her life.
2003-03-12 06:32:28 PM  
Hey, aren't Mormons like not allowed to use the internet or something?

Or maybe that's the Amish.

Or maybe it's just that they shouldn't be allowed to use the internet.
2003-03-12 06:32:29 PM  
A lot of you are probably too young to remember Patty Hearst. But I remember her....nobody believed her when she said that she'd been brainwashed into robbing a bank with a machine gun, but I think she really had.

Curious if that's what happened here. And Elizabeth Smart is much younger than Patty Hearst. Much easier to influence.
2003-03-12 06:32:42 PM  
Q:Does Utah have a death penalty?
A: is the Pope Catholic?
2003-03-12 06:33:20 PM  
Demotivate I probably shouldn't do this but what the heck, so you had one friend who said all mormons are brainwashed wackos so that makes it true? nice logic.
2003-03-12 06:33:20 PM  
According to other news casts she was seen in Walmart shopping, Sonic Burger eating and finally picked up waiting at a bus stop waiting for the bus wearing a wig and sunglasses. Me thinks me smells a skunk, if this girl was abducted she would have been screaming her head off once in public, but to most of the people that had seen her they did note that they seemed a strange group but that she wasn't trying to break free of them.... can you say RUNAWAY?
2003-03-12 06:33:27 PM  
State of New York v. Joseph Smith

And remember, Jesus was only arrested once, whereas Elrond and Smith have well built rapsheets.

2003-03-12 06:34:06 PM  

I vaguely remember Patty Hearst.

Pops got her F. Lee Bailey, didn't he?
2003-03-12 06:34:19 PM  
Wow. I think most people have since forgotten the huge media spree about all the kidnapings around that time. It's good to see one turn out well.

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