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2013-03-12 08:11:43 PM
A 12-year-old student who stunned officials at a middle school Monday morning when they discovered she had $20,000 cash in her backpack apparently received the money from a neighbor.

"The 12-year-old apparently got the money from another child who lives across the street from her the night before," Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi said Tuesday.

The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why.


I don't understand why they did this. I'd have sent her home to take care of it, but I would not have called police or taken it from her.
 
2013-03-12 08:45:39 PM

Nadie_AZ: A 12-year-old student who stunned officials at a middle school Monday morning when they discovered she had $20,000 cash in her backpack apparently received the money from a neighbor.

"The 12-year-old apparently got the money from another child who lives across the street from her the night before," Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi said Tuesday.

The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why.

I don't understand why they did this. I'd have sent her home to take care of it, but I would not have called police or taken it from her.


You'd let a 12 year old kid walk around with 20K? In Detroit?

And I'm sure the police are investigating so they can confiscate it
 
2013-03-12 09:27:19 PM
Next time, pick a better "mule" ...
 
2013-03-12 09:29:41 PM
So like there is no information in this "article".  Why post?
 
2013-03-12 09:29:45 PM
"The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why."

Because what family-age person keeps 20k cash in a Detroit suburban house?

Tea party Republican/Libertarian nutbags, that's who. They are ALWAYS worth investigating.
 
2013-03-12 09:33:29 PM
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/Great movie.
 
2013-03-12 09:34:03 PM
Hell, back when I was in school, I probably would've spent that $20,000 on 400,000 pieces of Bazooka Chewing Gum.
 
2013-03-12 09:34:29 PM
www.detroitlionsblog.com

His daughter?
 
2013-03-12 09:37:30 PM
The kid was doling it out? She was stimulating the economy. Detroit has located a future mayoral candidate; let the grooming begin.
 
2013-03-12 09:41:20 PM
Relax. The popo say dey gib de bling back. All Ten dollah ob it.
 
2013-03-12 09:58:50 PM

Happy Hours: Nadie_AZ: A 12-year-old student who stunned officials at a middle school Monday morning when they discovered she had $20,000 cash in her backpack apparently received the money from a neighbor.

"The 12-year-old apparently got the money from another child who lives across the street from her the night before," Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi said Tuesday.

The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why.

I don't understand why they did this. I'd have sent her home to take care of it, but I would not have called police or taken it from her.

You'd let a 12 year old kid walk around with 20K? In Detroit?

And I'm sure the police are investigating so they can confiscate it


It is a sad commentary on the country that this was also my first thought.
 
2013-03-12 10:00:34 PM
she had $20,000 cash in her backpackapparently

Kids today, with their fancy backpackapparentlies.
 
2013-03-12 10:08:01 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-03-12 09:34:03 PM Hell, back when I was in school, I probably would've spent that $20,000 on 400,000 pieces of Bazooka Chewing Gum.
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I thought that seemed high, but yes, I do recall they sold bazooka bubblegum for 5c a pop which is 20 per dollar... so your math works out perfectly.

/I don't chew gum and haven't in about 20 years, but I did enjoy bazooka gum as a little kid.
 
2013-03-12 10:09:49 PM

jake3988: I thought that seemed high, but yes, I do recall they sold bazooka bubblegum for 5c a pop which is 20 per dollar... so your math works out perfectly.


Believe me, I always like to figure out how many pieces of Bazooka Chewing Gum I can buy with large sums of money.


jake3988: /I don't chew gum and haven't in about 20 years, but I did enjoy bazooka gum as a little kid.


Bazooka Chewing Gum was awesome.

I alternated between that and Fruit Stripe more often than not.
 
2013-03-12 10:10:59 PM
The money was to buy a Trapper Keeper. farking expensive things.

/bets the owners of money, blab
//dont talk to you know who
//law classes this semester
////we are all farked
//except the rich
 
2013-03-12 10:22:57 PM
Backpackapparently you guys have never had 20k on you before, no big deal.
 
2013-03-12 10:33:06 PM

marius2: Backpackapparently you guys have never had 20k on you before, no big deal.


It's kind of a fat wad. Hell Even 20k is. Kinda obvious when stuck in a pocket.
 
2013-03-12 10:57:16 PM
I was always a Bubbaliscious and Chiclets Minis fan..
 
2013-03-12 10:57:45 PM

PapaChester: "The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why."

Because what family-age person keeps 20k cash in a Detroit suburban house?

Tea party Republican/Libertarian nutbags, that's who. They are ALWAYS worth investigating.


But she wasn't being generous with HER OWN money, she was being generous with SOMEONE ELSE'S money. That makes her a Democrat nutbag, and in Detroit no less, so doubly worth investigating.
 
2013-03-12 11:03:48 PM
Who the Fork keeps $20k laying around the house?
 
2013-03-12 11:07:33 PM

The Snow Dog: The kid was doling it out? She was stimulating the economy. Detroit has located a future mayoral candidate; let the grooming begin.


Detroit mayors only take in thousands of dollars, they don't give it out. Amirite, Kwame?
 
2013-03-12 11:09:52 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: Who the Fork keeps $20k laying around the house?


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2013-03-12 11:24:54 PM

Happy Hours: Nadie_AZ: A 12-year-old student who stunned officials at a middle school Monday morning when they discovered she had $20,000 cash in her backpack apparently received the money from a neighbor.

"The 12-year-old apparently got the money from another child who lives across the street from her the night before," Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi said Tuesday.

The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why.

I don't understand why they did this. I'd have sent her home to take care of it, but I would not have called police or taken it from her.

You'd let a 12 year old kid walk around with 20K? In Detroit?

And I'm sure the police are investigating so they can confiscate it


(I'm pretty sure this is a repeat so that may explain why no one else has gone here...but here we are)

And I'm sure the police are investigating the $15k so they can confiscate the $10k, which clearly have been the profits of crime, and if it turns out there was no crime we'll gladly return the $5k to it's rightful owner, less our expenses in this pursuit, of course...

FTFY
 
2013-03-12 11:26:18 PM

jake3988: I thought that seemed high, but yes, I do recall they sold bazooka bubblegum for 5c a pop


I'm pretty sure I remember it selling for 3c in my elementary school days. I was always spending my lunch money on candy.
 
2013-03-12 11:34:26 PM

ImpendingCynic: jake3988: I thought that seemed high, but yes, I do recall they sold bazooka bubblegum for 5c a pop

I'm pretty sure I remember it selling for 3c in my elementary school days. I was always spending my lunch money on candy.


I might be a bit older, but I remember the switch to a nickle, but in my hay day, it was two cents a piece, and the comic was still at least groan worthy.

/school uphill both ways, off lawn, and all that...
 
2013-03-12 11:53:22 PM
when i was in fith grade (around 1955) one of the less popular kids showed up nicely dressed and with $200. it was his allowance and he was giving some of it away.

then it turned out that he stole it from his mom. don't remember if the kids who got it had to give it back or not.
 
2013-03-12 11:55:39 PM
Parents have 20K in the house...not smart but OK.
Parents let 12 year old know where money is....not smart and not ok.
Daughter gives money to next door neighbor girl....ha ha ha.
Neighbor takes money to school and and starts pass it out....that's fantastic...
Someone who didn't get any money snitches to the principle...what an ass.
Principle calls police....but of course, the sixth grader robbed a bank.
Police....ooooo....drug money....we wants that for Christmas party.
 
2013-03-12 11:56:32 PM
Fortune gum and gatorade gum.
 
2013-03-13 12:09:24 AM
The kid was probably hiding it from private investigator types and the cops who were sniffing around the neighbor's.  Like a mule.

/I know this
 
2013-03-13 12:09:45 AM

Tony_Pepperoni: Who the Fork keeps $20k laying around the house?


I would imagine several.  There are several "legit business" that allow such a luxury.  Luckily I know several people that had at least that, or far more.  It makes a great late-light ATM if drugs, women, bail etc... were needed.
 
2013-03-13 12:09:51 AM
under what right di they retreive he money that was given out?
 
2013-03-13 12:19:27 AM
"The principal became aware of it when she heard the student was giving money away to friends."

So, A Democrat?
 
2013-03-13 12:20:47 AM

Parthenogenetic: Tony_Pepperoni: Who the Fork keeps $20k laying around the house?

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Binders full of backpacksapparently
 
2013-03-13 12:22:07 AM

worlddan: Parents have 20K in the house...not smart but OK.
Parents let 12 year old know where money is....not smart and not ok.
Daughter gives money to next door neighbor girl....ha ha ha.
Neighbor takes money to school and and starts pass it out....that's fantastic...
Someone who didn't get any money snitches to the principle...what an ass.
Principle calls police....but of course, the sixth grader robbed a bank.
Police....ooooo....drug money....we wants that for Christmas party.


That's an awful lot of assumptions
 
2013-03-13 12:23:14 AM

ShadowWolf: I was always a Bubbaliscious and Chiclets Minis fan..


YES.

Good times!


Benjamin Orr: Fortune gum and gatorade gum.


You know, I never tried either kind... oy...
 
2013-03-13 01:06:29 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: jake3988: I thought that seemed high, but yes, I do recall they sold bazooka bubblegum for 5c a pop which is 20 per dollar... so your math works out perfectly.

Believe me, I always like to figure out how many pieces of Bazooka Chewing Gum I can buy with large sums of money.


jake3988: /I don't chew gum and haven't in about 20 years, but I did enjoy bazooka gum as a little kid.

Bazooka Chewing Gum was awesome.

I alternated between that and Fruit Stripe more often than not.


Sadly, Bazooka Joe is being retired.
 
2013-03-13 01:45:28 AM

Nadie_AZ: I don't understand why they did this. I'd have sent her home to take care of it, but I would not have called police or taken it from her.


1)  Sending the kid home is asking for them to get robbed.

2)  $20k cash that's not locked away carefully is most likely drug money.
 
2013-03-13 04:16:53 AM
"Happy Hours: And I'm sure the police are investigating so they can confiscate it"

I'll guess it was the neighbors drug money, and police DO want to investigate to file charges AND confiscate it. Whole thing sounds  "fishy fishy" to me- now for a commercial announcement- FISHY FISHY!

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FISHY FISHY! FISHY MCBITES MCBITES FISHY MCBITES MCBITES!FISHY FISHY!
 
2013-03-13 05:59:17 AM

jake3988: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-03-12 09:34:03 PM Hell, back when I was in school, I probably would've spent that $20,000 on 400,000 pieces of Bazooka Chewing Gum.
==========================================================

I thought that seemed high, but yes, I do recall they sold bazooka bubblegum for 5c a pop which is 20 per dollar... so your math works out perfectly.

/I don't chew gum and haven't in about 20 years, but I did enjoy bazooka gum as a little kid.


And think of all the cool stuff you could get with all those comics you could send in.
 
2013-03-13 08:13:39 AM
CSB:

When I was a Junior in high school, I had $700 cash on me one day to buy a new engine for my mustang. Leaving right after school to pick it up, had to bring the money with. My money, had a near full time job after school. Left the money in my wallet, inside my jacket, when I had to head outside for PE.

Girlfriend forgets to close the locker all the way...Security sees the open locker, decided to search it instead of just closing it.

Long story short I ended up in the deans office, trying to convince the old hag that I wasn't dealing drugs. No drugs were found, and my entire locker was on display in her office. Threatened me with expulsion, called my parents, had to be "released" into there custody to get the money back.

//No real point, glad I could share.
 
2013-03-13 08:17:00 AM
"The principal became aware of it when she heard the student was giving money away to friends."

My brother took the jewelry from my mother's jewelry box and took it to school and started handing them out in class.  Luckily, the teacher noticed.

--he is still kind of a dickwad, always trying to get other people to do his work for him.  Since he is taking someone elses stuff and handing it out, he might make a good politician.
 
2013-03-13 11:04:38 AM
Did I read the article wrong? I was led to believe the cops did not confiscate the money, once I read the part about the neighbors claiming it.

If they did not take the money, and I'm unsure about that, it would be the most shocking aspect of the story by far.
 
2013-03-13 11:22:08 AM
The cops will declare the money is "drug profits" and, unless the owners can prove otherwise (forfeiture laws are such that you're "guilty until proven innocent") they'll never see the money again.
 
2013-03-13 11:30:38 AM

Oh_Enough_Already: The cops will declare the money is "drug profits" and, unless the owners can prove otherwise (forfeiture laws are such that you're "guilty until proven innocent") they'll never see the money again.


It's so disturbing, but I know its true. My mom handles large amounts of cash and she hasn't even seen any illegal drugs since the occasional joint during college in the 60s.

I do get a kick out of how she does her thing though. She heard that banks have to report any transactions in excess of $10,000, so she likes to juggle her accounts, sitting on significant cash temporarily just because she likes to keep them guessing.

Might not be the wisest decision at times, but she's 65 and not interested in my whipper-snapper, bull-jive.
 
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