Mom Wrestles Son From Kidnapper: Man Arrested 103 Times

    January 16, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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Noticed this story on Yahoo and thought it would be interesting to share. It’s actually an old story but let us know what you think.

This is another scary abduction story but this one has a happy ending. A woman told police in Charlotte that she was walking beside her 3-year old son as he rode his bike in the park when a man walked by, where he suddenly turned and yanked the boy off the bike by the waist. Luckily, the woman managed to grab onto her son and fought the man over him.

“He just snatched him around the waist, off the bike and that’s when I jumped on, and grabbed Liam and that’s when we were fighting about him,” Camilla McCall said. “The only thing I could think of is, I’ve got to hold on to him as tight as I can.”

The man eventually let go and fled the scene, but police were able to retrieve a box from a local fast-food restaurant which contained a receipt, and, believing it belonged to the man, confirmed their suspicions with surveillance footage at the restaurant. That led to the arrest of 41-year old Jerry White, who has a whopping 103 arrests on his record. While officials say they were mostly non-violent offenses, nearby residents are shocked that he was walking free after so many crimes.

“That is crazy that he is still walking around here in our neighborhood and he’s been arrested that many times,” said McCall.

Fortunately for her, the situation ended well. She and her son were unharmed in the incident; however, White was later released and the charges dismissed due to lack of evidence. He was, however, found guilty of the assault charge.

Image: Charlotte Police

  • matt

    this ghetto scum bag was arrested 103 times?? and the trash still walks?? what a piece of shit!! call me a damn racist!! you want to know why some blacks are the scum of the earth?? hers your damn answer!! they are given the same opportunity like everyone else . yet they7 choose to live on welfare. I have black friends that bust there damn asses off every damn day . work damn hard for what they have !! and now obamas in office and certain class want it all for nothing . I have news for you, its about to come to a crashing end real soon folks. get off your ghetto trash lazy asses , get a damn job and stop living off the damn tax payers!!

    • steve

      Matt, tell us how you really feel

      • RICARDO


      • 2bone

        Matt, really all the white people that committe crimes. Hmm
        Newtown, CT was a white male. Plue everyone know white males are the #1 serial killers. Racist Ignorant Bastard, your Parents did a great job raising you.

    • G

      That was racist, because this same crime happens all the time, but the perpetrator is mostly white!! The rant you just ran off was useless!!

    • Renee

      So you mean to tell me white people don’t also commit crimes??? Not only do whites hold the highest number of child abductors/molesters in the US but they also hold the highest number of people on government assistance. If you’re going to try to educate people on another race the very least you can do is know all of the facts about yours. Denial is rampid amongst you people.

      • Renee

        *rampant not rampid….yes I do spellcheck myself thankyou ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Gregg

        Really, Renee? You want to spout out “numbers,” when the numbers are actually much higher per capita in the African-American demographic. Caucasians outnumber African-Americans (and all other races in the U.S.–though perhaps not for much longer), but crime rates are a greater percentage for other ethnicities, especially for African-Americans and Latinos.

        In no way do I endorse such behavior. Crime is crime and should be punishable. But, I’m not blaming them totally, as they have been oppressed by our government (and, yes…welfare is a form of oppression) for so long; having few opportunities, people (like any other living creature) will do whatever it takes to survive. Unfortunately, due to this human nature, others get hurt along the way. It is much more complicated than just that, but the cause is our government and the blind followers who are so self-righteous. Those greedy maggots are, in many ways, worse than criminals, as they have created the situation that leads to criminal behavior, then blame the criminals for what often comes intrinsically, especially when catalyzed.

        Just so that we have a complete understanding, your accusations are no better than those who are pointing a finger because this perpetrator was African-American. It is a vile stereotype which needs to be broken if we are going to move forward in this society. Greed–which does not discriminate against race, creed, color, or even religion–is the most heinous deadly sin, as it drives people to commit many others.

        And the meek shall inherit the Earth….

    • Judy

      Matt do you go on the same race based rant whenever a crime is committed by someone of your race?

    • shauna

      @Matt, what does welfare and “some blacks” choosing to live on it have to do with the story that was posted? From the story post after reading, I don’t recall a statement that the individual/suspect was/is on welfare, nor the victims. I’m glad the guy was caught, and the mother & son were unharmed.
      Just fyi, welfare is abused by some individuals of other ethnicites as well ~ not only by some african-americans.

      Peace, & Be Well!

    • Shay

      Why don’t you go get your GED and learn to write a proper sentence?

      • Shay

        That previous comment was for Matt.

  • http://yahoo Ruby


  • http://yahoo Ruby

    I agree with Matt:)

  • leon

    A reality the truth hurts but a jus di truth.

  • CM

    He better watch out, Lindsay Lohan wants to take that record.

    • kirsten lavezzo

      If you have to tell us that your highly educated and articulate then your probably not.

      • Shay

        Well we know you aren’t! There is a word called “you’re”. Go back to grammar school!

    • William

      Hahaha! Good one!

  • http://WebProNews Doreen

    Charming! It always amazes me how almost everything in America is reduced eventually sadly l can see by ignorance and plain and simple racism.

    There are bad and good people in all races, kidnapping by anyone is abhorrent! why would you write with so much venom, and sadly lack of informed DATA, let me a highly educated articulate black African enlighten you.

    There are more white Americans, sitting on their abc’s, than blacks. would you care to do the research then respond on this forum, l will be happy to keep trying to have civil communication with you white person. l beg your pardon but l will not use your descriptive but insulting jargon to express myself.

    President Obama is in the white house, a black man from Africa, after running one of the most sophisticated, as civil as he could given all the humongous attempts to get him out, and all racist tactics, races EVER! SMOKE THAT O WHITE PERSON. Doreen

    • Renee

      Thank you!!!! It’s sad when people have such little information about their own but stay trying to preach about other races.

  • Arron

    Matt… Okay you’re a racist the world must be a pretty scary place for you. To me you (I’m assuming a so called law abiding Caucasian male) in fact sound like a you’re just full of hate and misunderstanding. Trying checking out all the methheads in Independence, Mo. Lots of poor white people committing crimes too. Either way Hope you get the help/education you need to deal with your problems and misunderstanding about society. Now with that said how about a insightful comment and discussion. First of this isn’t a race/class issue. *Newsflash this just in people of all races/class comment horrible crimes* This is a issue about how we treat repeat offenders. Why was this guy still on the streets after 10 arrest let alone 103? And kudo’s for the mom for fighting him off.

    • http://yahoo patty

      Arron, You got it right Love you, Patty

    • http://yahoo Lawrence

      I agree with matt. Not sure how 103 arrests are something to scoff at. Yes people of all races commit crimes. Fact is this gentleman is a complete dirtbag who should be euthanized for the good of humanity.

    • http://yahoo David Biggin

      The guy is still on the loose after comitting all those crimes because, he, the Black judges and Obama say its not his fault, its someone elses fault!

      • Ursula

        Wow David…how very ignorant of you! Unless he committed all 103 crimes in the last 4 years…what could President Obama have to do with it. Better yet look at your REPUBLICAN President Bush. He was in office for 8 years and this idiot was not put under the jail???? Please explain that! I guess Bush gave him a pass also. REMEMBER…Better to be thought an idiot, than to speak and remove ALL doubt!

  • dj

    Good job mama! Never mess with a mama and her babies!

  • joe

    I know everything is about the poor black people. Stop that I have heard enough, next time I am going to whine, white racist. what about the mother and her son, glad everything turned out ok.

  • wendymaddy

    race has nothing to do with kidnapping. or with this article. a kidnapper was thwarted, and has been a career criminal, apparently, being arrested 2-1/2 times a year since the day he was born. hopefully, this will be his last arrest for several years, at least, since kidnapping is a felony and that will give him at least one strike toward being permanently incarcerated. felonies usually put one behind bars for at least ten to twenty years, but most kidnappings have life sentences in most states, so he may have room and board for the rest of his life. what is chilling is that unless he targeted this family and it is a very wealthy one, he may have had pedophile purposes in snatching a three year old toddler. we don’t know his motive at this time, nor do the police. we may never know. he may not choose to tell anything. most career criminals don’t talk. it’s just a great miracle that mom was quick to grab her child and held on successfully. my aunt, three years older than i was at age five, grabbed my other arm when a pedophile grabbed my hand on a busy street in front of the movie theater where we were waiting for my parents to bring the car around to pick us up. if she hadn’t, i wouldn’t be alive today writing these words. she was my heroine! that guy never was caught. i believe he was the same guy who played santa claus with his perverted wife at the jon benet residence xmas party before she was murdered in her own home shortly afterward. if so, i shudder to think how many children he might have molested and murdered in between that time, a period of about forty five or fifty five years! thank God this man was stopped. hopefully, he will experience remorse and a change of heart and personality while imprisoned for this heinous crime against a tiny little boy and his mother. i will pray for him and we must all be just thankful that the criminal was caught, the boy survived, and the perpetrator will spend a lot of time in jail thinking over the meaning of his life and what he wants to do with the rest of it. i hope the little boy will get over the trauma and fear of being snatched off his bicycle like that!

  • Valen

    Go head on Mama!!!! Oh, yeah let mama at him for justice, bet she would do better than the court system we have today.

  • Justice

    Get some rope!

    • michael

      am with on that one

  • Tommy Salami

    You know what they say, the 104th time’s the charm!

  • kris

    I bet I know who he voted for

    • Miya

      Well, he seems uneducated so I would bet Romney.

      • Renee

        Lol good one

      • Eric,NYC

        ROFL !!! Great comeback !! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • jasmine

        Love it

      • kristi

        i bet romney also

      • danimal

        I think the euphemism for Democratic voters is “Low Information Voters”. Yep, this guy fits the Republican profile like living on handouts, having the government take care of you, entitlement. Yep Miya, sure sounds like a republican to me (Puke).

    • Renee

      What does who you assume he voted for have to do with the article??? Considering the number of times he’s been arrested I highly doubt he voted for anyone period. Instead of trying to make this something political how about you just be glad the mother and her son are okay.

      • Marc

        I feel the same way about the suspect’s voting preferences – that is is irrelevant.

    • Jordan

      No shit. If the president was asian 95% of asians would vote for him.

      • Renee

        Actually the President won the Asian vote by 73% so I really don’t think his race had as much to do with it as a lot of people are trying to assume.

    • Celine

      Hahaha love this comment.

    • Felesia

      Well Chris, He prolly didnt vote and ignorance is very blissful!

    • Marc

      What does the question of whom this voted for for President have to do with what he is accused of?

  • Sarah

    And US jails are full of peaceful pot smokers, while people like this snatch up our kids

    • Steve

      Yes, peaceful drug addicts (pot smokers) who cannot hold down a job bc they cannot pass a drug test and have to resort to stealing should be freed, thatโ€™s exactly what I took away from this story.

  • http://Yahoo Kelly

    All of you just wasted a lot of time! This guy is Indian! Hahahahahaha!!

  • finfab

    Can’t keep guys like him in prison. Way more important to keep the guy growing weed in his basement for personal consumption in the slammer. I mean what would you rather? A guy trying to abduct kids in broad daylight with 103 prior arrests, or the monster smoking his bong in his basement?

    • http://Yahoo Kelly

      Are you writing this from the basement?

      • http://Yahoo Nancy

        That was really funny:)

  • kristi

    doesn’t matter who he voted for, he looking at his picture and the number of arrest he may have a mental disorder.

  • http://Yahoo Nancy

    She didn’t need a gun. A mother will kill with her bare hands over her child!!!!!

  • JJ

    If she had a gun she could have done everyone a favor.

  • Swundro

    Go ahead, let him out one more time……make my day…… :)

  • dirty

    What is this freaks malfunction? To try and steal a kid right from the grip of his MOTHER? ARE YOU INSANE? You could have been KILLED trying to do that? There is NO ONE who will protect a child from harm and danger (most of the time) than a MOTHER of her child …..PLEASE keep this pos in the slammer and if he wants to play, tell the big boys what he does to children!!! Yea, that should fix him for a while

    • nanett

      dirty…you are 100% correct. My mama owend a Bonding Co. for many years and 1 arrest she told me about, now 30 yrs later, never left my mind. A child molester (his natural kids) was arrested. NONE of the Co.s at that time would bond him out. He was tossed in lockup & the cop announced why he was arrested. 10 min. later the cop came back & the guy spent 2 months in the hospital and (thank God) was “never the same”…AS IT SHOULD BE!!! Even “cons” have a creed…do what ever you want, be what ever you are, but NEVER touch a child!

      • Shay

        Great story, Nanett!

    • jena

      dirty, unfortunately these days they put those creeps in protective custody! It seems like these cons have so many rights, even while locked up. its disgusting! I know that if someone tried to kidnap my child, they would wish they were dead & I would probably end up in prison!

  • Lynne

    How about we call ourselves what we are American. By that I mean, if you were actually born in this country – you are American. How can people who have never actually stepped foot on African soil refer to themselves as African-American? And I mean that for any other ethnic group there is. I have Irish heritage – but I was born and raised here as were my parents that makes me American not Irish American. Until we all think of ourselves as American the division in this country will continue.

    • Shay

      I agree Lynne.

  • renee

    And how long before he does this again and actually gets away?!!!

  • denise

    well.. it always comes down to race, sad in 2013… I must say, as a white woman, I was quite frankly shocked that this man was “of color”… I actually expected him to be white, guess Im a racist as well, lmao!! N the whole on assistance and ghetto trash thing from Matt, you must of had a privlaged life… well allow me to make a confession.. I am a single WHITE mom of 2 and I HAVE A JOB!! but guess what, I am also on assistance… I work hard but apparently Matt, you don’t know what its like to be a single mom of 2 and have to afford everything ur self… n don’t say well get a better job or go to school… I have a B.A and have had training in almost everything, have u seen the market?… N let me tell you from observation, when I go down to that line, its actually more people of the mexican or south american descent… now, don’t get me wrong, there are people who take advantage… but don’t assume they are all ghetto trash and or black… besides, its not them that are the problem, its our goverment!! if we r willing to let illegals and others into our country and provide for them, then why wouldn’t they take it?… N Obama is far from perfect, but can you tell me a president that was? Every president that will ever be in office, is not going to be liked by everyone and they will not do everything right, but I will take a black/Mexican, gay, drag queen over another BUSH any day!!!! WHat this is really about is, a MAN that has been arrested way too many times attempted to abduct a child, and thank God and the will of a mama bear to protect her cub, the MAN wasn’t successful! that’s the story, that’s what matters!

    • Dale

      My concern is the fact that this person had that many priors as well as the fact that the person that brought this to the website is harping on the fact that a gun was not involved, too bad. Odds are this guy will have many more arrests because he wasn’t stopped that way; which is well with in this Mom’s right with proper training. No one addressed the terror this child felt or the next ones will have to deal with or worse, but thank goodness the POS’s is still breathing! Amanda maybe all law abiding citizen should turn in their guns so the criminals can continue to attack without fear of retribution. Just remember in the 20th century alone in several countries after everyday citizens were forced to give up their guns by their government over 52 MIILION of them were rounded up and slaughtered. AN ARMED MAN IS A CITIZEN AN UNARMED MAN IS A SUBJECT.

    • MARCY


      • denise

        Wow, AGAIN AN IGNORANT AMERICAN!! SO BECAUSE I HAVE 2 KIDS MEANS I SLEEP AROPUND!! N Im a tax payer and have worked 2 jobs since I was about 16 and before that I worked in my fathers florist since I was 9 years old. So technically, I have paid for my own assistance!! Don’t tell me to close my legs when you have no clue about my life!! If you must know, not that I need to prove anything! I was with the father of my children since I was in High School and sadly he lost his battle with a brain tumor last year! N I have no problem getting 8 jobs to support my children but my son is special needs and needs more of my attention at the moment! So you have no real details about my life! Shit happens, there are people out there who have it even worse than me.. I feel sorry for you, that you have ice running through your veins.. But I hold no anger cause I have found that people like you eventually find out what it’s like for the ignorance that comes out of their mouth! I will pray for u! Cause I know the good person I am and the good I have done and as I’m rising up, I will watch you fall! God bless

        • gloria wilson

          Denise. Good for you for speaking up for youself. God Bless you my sister. Don’t allow their empty words get to you keep. Have a blessed day.

        • Candyj

          Good for you Denise!! I myself am a single mother of two beautiful kids, and when I had my first son I was very young, therfore I did need assistance. But while I was receiving assistance, I was working two jobs, and attending school!
          While I was attending school I got a break and landed a very good job where I no longer needed assistance. And now here I am, single mother of two (and yes from the same father!) and I am a successful woman in the Oil & Gas field :) and I am proud that for my daugther I was able to provide all her needs with no assistance!
          yes there are people that scam the system and it truly upsets me, but there are women or family’s like ours that really do need assistance!
          Good luck Denise!! :)

      • Sharon

        Just what, Marcy, did your comment have to do with the article? Did you read anything besides the headline???

    • dagnabit

      i missed the part where they said she was white.

  • chad

    At the beginning of the article it said the man was stopped WITHOUT a gun. Well if she had a gun and shot and killed him, then he would not have been arrested for a 104th time.

    • Leigh

      That is a very good point!! How right you are Chad lol

  • Baz

    Not sure I see any connection or relevance to the emphasis on the woman protecting herself or child without a gun.



  • Homiebooboo

    Well if the first victim has used a gun to stop him then he would not have been arrested 103 times. Duh.

  • danimal

    Where do I start? Our liberal laws let this slime out of jail after 103 arrests and now he’s moving up to bigger and better crimes. Here’s my vote for law abiding citizens to carry guns just in case…lets see, Hey, how about you’re in the park with your three year old and someone tries to kidnap him right in front of you. A properly placed bullet would permanently stop its crime spree.

    • Tagg Romney

      Yes it’s great that a child abductor arrested 103 times will live to abduct again HOOOOORAAAYY!!! Also you thoughtless ass I see you a big Hunter S. Thompson fan one of the biggest gun lovers ever what would he think of your comment ?

    • Tagg Romney

      That was’nt meant for you danimal it was meant for Amanda Crummy

  • your mother.

    from the looks of the writer’s picture at the bottom, she wouldnt be chasing ANYONE down that tried to kidnap her ‘most amazing kid ever’. this hambeast would HAVE to rely on a gun to get her kid back because god knows her feet wouldnt react too quickly.

    how about you dont focus on the few crimes that are thwarted without firearms and you try to report on the massive amounts of murders that might have been avoided had the victim been able to shoot back?

  • Tagg Romney

    Yes itโ€™s great that a child abductor arrested 103 times will live to abduct again HOOOOORAAAYY!!! Also you thoughtless ass I see you a big Hunter S. Thompson fan one of the biggest gun lovers ever what would he think of your comment ?

    • Tagg Romney

      ” I see your ” not “I see you ” still your a dumbass and I’M TAGG ROMNEY !

      • your mother.

        its “i see you’re” and “still you’re a dumbass” if you want to get grammatical.

  • Al

    103 times???? Would have been better to shoot this IDIOT!!! WHY ISN’T THAT ASS HOLE UNDER A JAIL SOMEWHERE?? Oh yea, he’s black, probably “O”‘s kid brother!!!

  • J Bell

    What are they waiting for for him to kill the child or other children, then they will keep him in jail. Will that be enough evidance

    • Joe Smuchatelli

      They are waiting for him to commit a crime with a gun so they can use it to increase gun control, until he does they will keep letting him go!

  • Debbie Gibson

    with so many arrests, that’s the problem, they keep letting these violent people out of jail to walk our streets, all they have to do is find a gun or other method of weapon and do what ever they want, one, there is too much media coverage (press doesn’t have the rule old news any more, and they wear these stories out, giving the prepatrator too much news coverage) secondly, doesn’t do any good to arrests them if our laws don’t stamp down on tough laws that make these crimnals think twice before they comment a crime.

  • Jane Doe

    Not sure what the point is here? To piss everyone off about the fact that NOW this stellar human being has been arrested 104 times and still is walking free due to “lack of evidence”? (What, the Mom didn’t have a video to “prove” this idiot grabbed her kid so they believed the criminal?) And this really doesn’t have squat to do with the gun control issue. There are crimes every day that are thwarted with no weapon and just a many that are stopped with a weapon. That is not the raging issue being debated about gun control. The issue is that this piece of crap could probably get a semi-automatic weapon due to lax rules about who can have guns and what type of gun and our inability to screen out the bad guys and crazy people. “Mom” would need to buy a Bazooka to get the upper-hand according to NRA who keep insisting that everyone should just upgrade to bigger and more guns and 20 people would have been killed in the park in the cross-fire. There will always be weapons, but these conspiracy theory nuts who think Obama faked Newtown and morons who think we all need to be armed like the military need to get some meds— oh wait– they can’t—no more mental hospitals. HMMM! Maybe you should write about that.

    • http://yahoo bebell

      well spoken

    • Belle

      We don’t need gun control…we need to go back to having full mental institutions and then the jails won’t be so full. And we can create jobs at the mental institutions while we’re at it. Lots of people just need to be off the street and not in jail.

  • adarc

    your mother – just because YOU feel like you need a gun to protect your family doesn’t mean the rest of do. I’m only 5′ 4″ and have taken down two muggers, with my bare hands.
    The fact is any child who lives with a gun in the house is more likely to become a statistic than one who doesn’t.

  • Denise

    To the police/laws: you suck -you suck – you suck!!!!! They dismissed the charges due to LACK of evidence?!?!?!? What did this fine, upstanding citizen say in response to the mother’s accusations that was so convincing as to dismiss attempted kidnapping?!?!? WTH more do we parents need to do?!? If that would have been a law enforcement/judicial system/politicians’ child………………..

  • Setsail98

    We don’t need gun laws… police are rewarding lawbreakers!

  • adarc

    103 arrests is a lot – but in states like NC and CA who struggle with over crowded prisons almost no one completes their full sentences.

  • legal

    Even thou he was stopped without a gun being arrest 103 times and still not in jail. A gun shot to this guys head would do him and the rest of the world some good.

    • bob

      maybe he is mental,, it what all attorneys and lawyers use,, i mean ofcourse they will argue thgat after 102 times,, he would have to be insane to keep commiting crimes,, but he should have longer terms, and all of us know that if people really want to stay out of trouble and jail,, they dont continue to do crimes,, as i said, he is a career criminal with no life

  • bob

    I see justice has been done the first 103 times,, according the the system this nation uses, people like this should be behind bars, its shows after the 2ns 102 offenses that he is a career criminal,, regardless of what the charges he has done are,, the pattern continues,, maybe his 104th arrest will be for a murder before this stupid nation wakes up its justice system,, but then again ofcourse they wont, we only complain on things, crimes we casnt stop but blame, things for,,like firearms, bullets & weapons, however none of those have ever killed a person,, without the use by another,, People Kill People!! Thats the bottom line,, and Nobody can ever stop that no matter what!! Wake up Obama, wake up People!!!!

  • D. Alan Curry

    For what it’s worth, 103 arrests do not equal 103 convictions. Under American law, people cannot be locked away without what’s called due process. End of story.

    • bob

      Mr. Curry,, as i mentioned,, the US wont do anything, nor will the laws,, but we will always complain,, the Common Sense part dosnt allow stupidty,, but it serves it,

    • Rosanna

      Sorry, but he was not arrested just off the streets for no reason. He’s a danger to society.

    • mat

      seriously? 103 arrests ~ he was framed right? tried to abduct a child, but lets give him the benefit of the doubt.

    • http://none Kay

      well I think he has been processed enough times to lock him up..he is past due!!!

  • http://webpronews Sue

    Of course he’s a knee grow.Trash bag.

    • Shelley

      Wow still racist in America I see! I feel sorry for your small mind Sue!

    • Rosanna

      I see plenty of white trash bags doing the same thing and worse.

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  • Frank

    Some folks just need killing.

    • Joan

      Absolutely! Some individuals simply need to be euthanized to stop their evil deeds.

  • rick

    Just cant be. Child molesters are white.

  • http://yahoo bebell

    well spoken.

  • Johnny

    It’s too bad that number 1 victim, or number 2, or number 3 . . . or number 102 didn’t have a gun so all the victims that followed wouldn’t have been a VICTIM!!!

  • Benny Nious

    Lack of evidence?? What kind of law enforcement run THIS town? The clown police!

    • Chris

      It is not the police. It is the lawyers in the court house that make that decision. Everyone blames the police who work hard every day to lock up the same criminals over and over. Ten percent of the population commit ninety percent of the crime (I think that is a general saying and not a fact).

    • Lyndia

      No, the Keystone Cops.

  • http://Yahoo Nancy

    I haven’t read so much crap in a long time. What does race or economic status have to do with this?? I think the thing we need to wonder about is, will the police keep him this time? Who’s really at fault? Thank God the child and mom are safe. Will the justice system keep it that way? It scares me to think about the answer to that.

    • Chris

      The police and the court are separate. I can assure you the police would love to keep this guy, and many others, in jail. It is the court system that is the problem.

  • Left Coast Chuck

    While 103 arrests may not equal 103 convictions, I feel confident in stating that some of those arrests resulted in convictions. While it may be that the individual โ€” and I notice that he is not named even though he was convicted โ€” has committed no “serious” crimes, with this continued course of conduct, it is only a matter of time until someone is seriously injured or killed. It is only a matter of luck that neither the child nor the child’s mother were injured in this incident. It certainly would have been more on point if the “journalist” had listed the perp’s convictions rather than his arrests. It could have been phrased “with 103 arrests and 4 convictions . . .” or whatever the case may be. This is another instance of weak reporting. It’s too bad we can’t get writers who actually know what they are doing.

    • http://none Kay

      They did name him

  • http://Yahoo Nancy

    Needless to say, I didn’t read he was released, so I guess I answered my own question. Too bad.

  • Mark L

    He would have been stopped a lot faster WITH a gun.

    This is only ONE example of someone winning over the bad guy without a gun.
    There are THOUSANDS of time each and every day where a gun is used to stop a crime. 2100 times on average. This amounts to some 2 MILLION uses of guns, each and every year, to stop a crime in progress.
    And in 9 out of 10 cases the gun isn’t even fired.


  • Arthur Baisley

    If she would have had a permit to carry this could have been his last arrest!

  • Scott

    He was released again. With any luck, his next victim will be the author.

  • JCS

    Hopfully the next victim turns out to be a CCL individual who will do the governments job of getting this criminal off the streets with extreme prejudice.
    Arrested 103 times, Charlotte police are doing their job yet the Prosecutor seems to have failed miserably in his.
    That City Prosecutor needs to find another job ASAP.

  • dave

    Amanda, if a crazy guy started to stab your “most amazing kid ever ” and I was standing 10 feet away, would you want me just to watch, or take out my legal pistol and shoot the crazy sob ?
    Ya can’t even compair the two. what a idiot !
    oh by the way you’d still have your “most amazing kid ever” around if I was there >

  • Eric Brewer

    103 arrests! How is this repeat offender still walking our streets? Lock him up for good or put a needle in him! Sorry so blunt, but enough is enough!

  • http://webpronews cate lynn

    Arrested 103 times and he is allowed to walk the streets? What kind of a town is Charlotte? Obviously a back asswards town that lets these kind of people walk the streets. Why would he try to abduct this child? For what purpose, Sex? Lock is black ass up.



  • Samantha

    Now he has been arrested 104 times…..and still walking free.

  • mario

    And the government wants to take away our guns,right…

  • CJ

    Too bad Mom didn’t have a gun, the criminals career could have been ended right there.

  • Maggie

    This guy is a detriment to society. If I lived in this neighbor I would be packing heat in wait for this degenerate to touch one of my loved ones. If this tool is allowed to walk around with the general public the system is not working. To all the liberal idiots a GUN would have been a great thing for this mother to have on her person.

    • Karen

      Its obvious the system dosent work. So if the mom had of had a gun end of story. We could stop all these crimes if every law bidding citizen would carry a weapon. There would be no more school shootings , no more of the cycopath just killing because they want to, Crime would dwindle !!!

  • D Miller

    So now we know his name, but where does he live and what park was this at? He will continue to do this so it only right we know more.

  • Lee Parker

    I HATE guns but I reserve the right to have one. If the lady got lucky..wonderful!!!

  • Bob

    103 arrests? Obviously rehabilitation is not working. Execute this piece of garbage before he kills someone.

  • moonhead

    If this is an old story, what is the purpose of rehashing it now? Why don’t you rehash the Jeffrey Dahmner story, or the Charles Mason story, or better yet Jack the Ripper?

  • J

    I love how these guys always get a slap on the wrist. It is like the government loves them because they depopulate and harm the community : A.K.A. they are just doing their job and that tO ‘discriminate’ against them would be wrong. Yeah my friend would still be here had they locked up the guy that took her, kept her hostage in a hotel, shot her up with drugs, took her bank account (and inheritance money).

  • Peter

    Well, if they would just toss him off a cliff into the ocean (cheapest method of execution) we would not have to see if he could make it to 105 arrests.

  • ez

    look guys ive been arrested up to maybe 30 times now and it hurts me that you guys would say those things about a person

    • http://yahoo Irene Hammond

      @ez–30 times is an awfully lot of times!! Couldn’t you control yourself so wouldn’t have been arrested at all??!!

  • http://Facebook Inga

    Charges were dropped due to lack of evidence? 103 times arrest & still walking around. What are they waiting for? This story is
    pathetic. The next time, he’ll probably kill somebody. It’s people
    like him we can use a gun to protect ourselves.

  • brooklyn360

    AN ARREST IS NOT A CONVICTION, but after 103 arrests…. if it walks like a duck, it is probably a duck.

  • John

    Amanda Crum, you put this out there like it is a breath of fresh air. A criminal stopped without a gun. This idiot should have been stopped with a gun long before he hit triple digits. If he had gotten away with that child what do you suppose he was going to do? Tsutor him in his ABC’s?

    You’re an idiot, Crum and an obvious liberal racist loser, just like your leader, Obama. If there is any chance that you feel you have to respond; don’t. You have nothing to say that I want to hear. If it were up to me, you would be locked up with this freak.

  • Steve

    Amanda had to dredge up an article over 18 months old, in order to find one that fit her gun-grabber agenda. For newspaper articles compiled from around the nation with examples of firearms used to protect innocent lives, read The American Rifleman. It publishes about a half dozen examples each and every MONTH.

  • robert rowe

    not only this piece of shit but, the ass wipes that let out should be put down to. yomama has armed gaurds for his kids but doesn;t want your kids protected what an ass wipe

  • Annie

    That s o b once again is walking around looking for a chance to grab another child? Put that S O B in jail once and for all. That creep should be place together with murderers. Women should carry queball with them rather than a gun.

  • jennnyv

    Just think if she did have a gun, this man whose has been arrested and released 103 times would no longer be a danger to little children and society

  • beth

    I cannot believe that this man is out on the street again. The judge in this case could surely have found something to hold this person on. No wonder the police get so aggravated, they risk their lives to get these lawbreakers and the judge just lets them walk.

  • David

    Had the mom been carrying a gun the crime would never have occurred.

  • Maymie

    This is what that man was arrested for one year after the attempted abduction of this child.
    His crimes are not ALL minor and I agree, if the little boy’s mother or a concerned bystander had a gun on the day of the attempted kidnapping, this woman may have been saved.

  • b**ch a$$ reporter

    You dumbass liberal journalist, quit preaching your political views and start reporting valuable news. If the mom had a gun the suspect wouldnt even think about snatching the son.

  • Debbie

    Hmmm, we have a career criminal who should’ve been off the streets about 100 arrests ago, and we have Ms Crum, just one of hundreds of liberal, fact bending journalists with their own agendas. The POS rapist, kidnapper needs to taken out & executed, I personally think cutting his junk off and sitting there watching him bleed to death sounds great. And this “reporter” needs to keep digging through old news to find stories that back up her viewpoints. Here’s hoping that the “most amazing kid ever” has a father with some common sense. Ms Crum, I hope you’re a better singer/musician than you are a journalist.

  • C Gordon

    This disturbs me on so many levels. 1…its not far from where I live. 2…it was a mom and her son, out doing things every child should be allowed to do without fear of some lunatic coming and snatching him/her up. 3…HE WAS ARRESTED 103 TIMES!!!! WHY WAS HE OUT ENJOYING FREEDOM AT ALL!?! Does it take 105 times to be considered a repeat offender? Seriously!?! What is wrong here?? BLAH!

    Just goes to show, you don’t mess with a Mama and her baby.

  • http://yahoo chris

    I like how the reporter emphasizes WITHOUT a gun. A gun would have stopped the next 102 arrests. 103 arrests and he is still kidnapping kids? I can’t think of a better reason to SHOOT THIS ASSHOLE!

  • Mike

    Without a gun you say? Hmm too bad because the number 103 would have stopped growing.

  • http://yahoo chris

    I notice in the reporters bio that she is the mom to “the best kid ever”….If this guy was taking your son away from you, maybe the last time you would ever see him alive, and someone handed you a gun, would you use it?

  • kane

    a gun would of ended this guys criminal career 102 crimes ago

  • Mindy

    Whoa! Calm down everybody! This reporter is only relaying this information in case somebody missed the story. Never once in the article does she say she is against guns. I thought open forums meant just that ” putting the topic out there to see how everyone feels on the subject ” not to persecute someone. (You should know I believe every citizen has the right to bear arms.)

  • Lisa Lisa

    WHO IS THIS GUYS LEGAL AID? I PROMISE those 103 arrests were dismissed just as this one was….due to lack of evidence…. I also promise that YOU paid for his legal aid…. YOU…YOUR TAX DOLLARS! Another LOSER who knows how to play the system and is ALLOWED to!

    • http://webpronews.com Poppyjoe

      Our legal system is created by and run by lawyers. The judge is just a more successful lawyer on a power trip. It is always about money. Ever see a poor lawyer? Ben Franklin said that lawyers would be the downfall of this country – Smart guy!

  • E

    LACK OF EVIDENCE?!?! Um, mom watched him try to take her kid and wrestled him away! Tell me again how they lack evidence?

  • Hmmmm

    A concealed carry couldve solved this problem not only for her but for all of us taxpayers paying for all his arrests.

  • http://yahoo.com elizabeth

    I love how the first line says a crime solved without a gun! lol this is not the proble concerning gun control. The issue with gun control is the criminals that have guns not the victoms. I bet if the woman did have a gun she would have without a doubt shot that guy and i would have too. its the victoms that should be carrying a gun! I am 100% all for the right to bear arms. I am however not all for criminals with violent records to have that right if any at all.

  • Aristeo

    This story is stupid. Without a gun? Sounds like an agenda being pushed. It’s wonderful that the mother got her son back. But why did the stiry have to say without a gun. As to say we don’t need guns. You people dont see it yet, but they are taking our Rights away slowly but surely.

  • m. millner

    yeah if she had a gun the bullet in his head would have linked him to the scene of the crime! theres your conviction.

  • RocketJL

    A gun may not be the answer in this case. If a parent carries a gun to protect their children and themselves from criminals, they could accidently shoot the criminal in the head – six times.

    • mike hood

      I can see having maybe two previous arrests and he’s still walking around yanking kids off their bikes, but 103. 103 previous arrests and the judges don’t see it? 103 or is this a typo and its 3?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamcrealestate Dr Adam Caldwell

    This man MUST be a Politician! Because only a Politician can make over 100 screw-ups and keep on trucking without interruption!

  • KIm Wooden

    Why is he not charged with an attempted kidnapping…Is’nt that a crime….What is America coming too…

    • KIm Wooden

      Who cares if he had a gun or not????A crime is a crime, what are we doing , if your carrying a gun you go to jail and if not your free “AGAIN”…WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CRAZY!!!!!Thank God this child is safe…

  • http://Yahoo John Benoit

    Every single American needs to be armed. Self defense laws like stand your ground need to have the strongest form of law. City rounds in a gun of your choice. However a gun should be the last resort. Mace and pepper spray should be used first. How do you cut 39 billion dollars a year from the budget? On the spot justice. Let the citizen deal with the criminal on the spot. Criminals look for a easy target. If there were no easy targets, we could reduce crime by 97% across the country.People are scared to go out at night in some places. Screw the police citizen posse to hunt down and violent criminals that have taken over our streets. In 1881 give or take a year or two. So many people were being murdered that they named the town Tombstone Arizona. 5 armed men permanently solved the problem. With the shootout at the Ok Corral. We could take back the street the same way and solve the problem. When you see your crime, don’t turn your head shoot the criminal in the head. Problem solved forever. In Newtown Connecticut If the Principal had been armed 2o children and 6 educators would be alive. One wack job dead. Terrorism Armed Citizens can solve the problem. Shoot them on the spot, problem solved. Armed citizen’s on airplanes solves terrorism on the spot. Terrorist I am going to blow up the plane. Killed in 6 seconds flat. Cause of death shot 357 times. Thus 9/11/01 never happens. Government cannot solve crime and terrorism, But Americans can solve the problem on the spot. Carry guns forever. John

    • LCWalker

      I agree with you 100000000%!

    • Star

      I agree with you John.

    • keith

      You watch too many movies. The real story of Tombstone and the Earps isn’t remotely what you imply. Likewise, firing a weapon on a pressurized plane is risky at best. Miss the potential highjacker, shoot a hole in the pressurized cabin and you create all manner of problems.

      • Tony

        Remember when psychology would “fix” these problems, and movies etc could “contribute” to society? Now all of a sudden that’s “Art” and the President can’t mention bad movies or television. If he’s got to pay back his elitist friends he should say so, but blaming the people isn’t working. I believe it’s a cultural thing because we have always had guns around and they were just as prevalent and you didn’t have the problems you have now.

    • brenda

      I have no interest in carrying a gun around. I do agree that as a responsible American citizen I have the right to own a gun and carry one, if I have a permit to carry. But, what you said is ‘every single american needs to be armed’. I don’t want to be armed. I can also think of numerous people that I do not want walking around armed. I know several people who have served our country in Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan and not one of them owns anything more than a shot gun for hunting. Bottom line is guns hurt/kill people. The more and the easier they are available the more people will be hurt/killed. As American’s we should all try to be less extreme and do what the founding fathers really wanted for the United States of America……for us to be UNITED.

  • SMH

    Install HD Surveilance Cameras on every inch of the street (Sides of buildings, on Traffic/Highway signs and lights, inside parks etc.) & in all public spaces. Criminals wont have any place to hide because law enforcement would be able to track them down by tracking them with the cameras and the criminals wont be able to deny their crimes because they will be caught on camera.

  • SMH

    Because there weren’t any HD Surveillance cameras in that park, if this weirdo had succeeded in kidnapping the kid he would’ve gotten away because there wasn’t any cameras to use to track him down. Cameras will prevent kidnappers, pedophiles, murderers, and thieves from getting away.

  • A Molinari

    More gun control is what we need. Not keep losers like this locked up!!!

    • callie

      I sincerely hope that you are being sarcastic!

    • kevin

      this clown did not use a gun he grabed the child, no guns were mention,in this article

    • tc

      2 strikes law only apply to felonies, the article stated the majority of those offenses were misdemeanors

      • tc

        *3 strikes law

  • mike hood

    103 previous arrests. 103 previous arrests. I’m ashamed of our legal system because whatever happened to three strikes laws? How about a law that after 99 arrests your’re done.

  • rich

    that’s where the stand your ground law works he would have no more arrest end of story for every Travon there are ten real abductions that can be stoped

  • kevin

    i like how the arabs do it no crime in there country , ya start loosing body parts and you think twice about doing this again and if you kill someone theres no prison off with your head ,simple and no extra money for the courts orjails

  • samuel colt

    kill the prick

  • voiceofreason

    I don’t know how this became about gun control as a gun was never mentioned in the article, but since we’ve gone there, if this man had had a gun the mother would be dead and the kid would have been kidnapped. bottom line. what, however we should be adressing is the fact that this man had 103 arrests and was still walking among us. there should definitely be a law passed that addresses these type of misdemeanor repeat offenders. how many offenses are too many? obviously it’s not 100.

  • Bill

    Had this Woman been trained/educated in the use of and carrying a firearm the end of the story could have been better!!!!

    • YTKarashinski


    • Janet Hobbs

      The end of the story is that her son is safe without the use of a firearm.

      • J

        And she is absolutely lucky. Cause if she would have lost her grip it would have been over. Atleast the gun would have given you the second option.

  • Chip

    Three strikes and this person should be in jail for the rest of his abnormal life. Why are these felons released to run amok. Back in the 30’s and 40’s in both Texas and California any felon that was arrested a forth time was sentanced to be hung until dead. Did that threst stop any criminals nope as noone ever said that criminals were smart

  • Star

    The system is all f**ked up….I can’t believe they let him off. Now what if he goes after the little boy again or succeeds at another kidnapping. Smh It’s sad you can’t even let your kids enjoy a ride in the park any more. Thank God she held onto her baby. 103 ARRESTS SMFH!!!! OMG

  • Samantha

    He must be a snitch. He gives the police info they need & they let him go.

  • Byrdman

    When will learn. After about the 10th-15th arrest..he clearly has demonstrated that he cannot or will not live peacefully among law biding citizens. At this point, we simply dispose of the trash. 103 times???? Are you kidding me? And he is walking the streets? You want to know why people hate Liberals and their ideas. Look no further than this story.

  • steve

    why didn’t she just shoot him ohh that’s right some one said she couldn’t carry a gun

    • Janet Hobbs

      First, If she carried a gun, it’s more likely her child would have shot himself or someone on the playground with it. I remember my brother finding a gun in my Grandfathers old WW2 stuff and pointing it to me for fun, and then he shot it thinking it wasn’t loaded, and it was! He missed me that goodness, but the hole in the floor lived on.

      Second,she may not have been carrying a gun, not because it was the law, but more so that one shouldn’t have to live like that. I don’t want to live in a society where everyone and their brother is carrying a firearm. Not every single person who owns one has the mental capacity, maturity or temper to carry one without causing harm to an innocent person. You’re living a fantasy if you think every person who obtains a firearm legally are all righteous hero do-gooders. Many who obtain them legally are accidents and murders just waiting to happen.

      • J

        1st, your bother is an idiot.
        2nd, if everyone and there brother were carrying. Do you think this idiot would have tried his chances of taking the kid and getting shot. This idiot, probably yes, but most probably not.

        • Kelly

          Janet, how exactly did your brother shoot the floor if he was aiming the gun at you? Were you laying down?

  • Matt

    Now if she had a legal right to carry a firearm she could haveended his worthless life and so instead hes back on the street again next hell kill someone

    • Janet Hobbs

      She didn’t need a firearm, she was able to keep her child safe without one. The police found him and arrested him. Will he get out again? Probably, but tougher laws on felons is a better solution than having every mother carrying a firearm. Some people choose not to live in paranoia. The odds are extremely small that an incident like this will happen, but the odds are extrememly high that if you carry a firearm, your children will find it someday and fire it off irresponsibly. Not all children, but enough to make me not want firearms in my house.

    • J

      Matt is one of the few on here that has some sense. Thank you Matt!

    • Michael

      More likely she would not have shot at him for fear of striking her child (if she was responsible) or she would have shot at him and very likely hit the child. Your average citizen with a gun is not a trained firearms expert. It takes time and practice to be able to react appropriately in high stress situations. Law enforcement has to re-certify on their weapons at least monthly. How do we do that in the private sector? We don’t. We just hope that guy with the conceal and carry permit knows what the hell he is doing. Good luck with that!

  • yoyo

    It’s sad in todays world, your not safe anywhere, with a gun or not. In this story, it’s great the mother was brave enough to fight for her son and keep him safe and unharmed. The law is to neutral and bias for our criminals. If he had a gun he still would have been arrested and released making it 104x. If the mother had the gun, showed it or used it on him, she would still be in jail. She would have been convicted and her son would be left without a mother. That’s how wrong our laws are today. I bet if this man hurt an animal he would be on death row!!

    • katie

      i agreed until the last sentence. if he hurt an animal no would do anything actually (sure he’d be in jail for maybe 2 years but thats probably it). sharon mcdonough tortured and killed dozens of cats and dogs, and im pretty sure shes free. i believe an animals life is equal to a humans life because we are animals.

  • Rjohnny49

    This is just another example that the laws are made to protect the criminals and have nothing to do with protecting the innocent. How is
    it possible this woman could not recognize this guy for attempted child theft. The government wants to take our guns, but cannot protect anyone, the laws help the crimnal and works against the person trying to protect themselves. This country has gone insane, how do you gage someone who breaks into your home or trys to steal your children. I say they can only mean harm and any amount of response no matter how serious is mandated.

  • Ellen WilkenStanley

    Too many times a person who has a gun on them, end up shooting themselves or the wrong person. I have also heard that the person with the gun who attempts to protect themselves or loved ones are the ones who end up in court trying to explain what happened while the criminal is complaining about their rights being taken away from them. So how is a gun going to help? Why do we have to kill the person can we just wound them so they cannot do anything? At least they have been stopped and a murder charge is not put against the person trying to protect themselves in the first place.

    • J

      Thats why you move to Michigan. “no retreat” clause. Prevents all persons that were shot by a CPL holder that had just cause cannot sue nor can there family members sue if the person was killed.

      When you carry a firearm and discharge your weapon, your life has to be in iminate danger. So when you shoot you have to shoot to kill. Shooting someone in a wounding manner is interepted as you did not feel your life was in danger cause if it truly was you would take a lethal shot.

      Using your firearm to prevent the kidnapping or sexual assult of yourself or others around you is legal reason to use your firearm. You wouldn’t be charged for murder.

      If the mother would have said “he grabbed my son and started to run off, I pulled my weapon and shot him” the cops would have said “ok, sucks for him I guess”.

      Get your firearm, learn it, train with it. It has to be an extension of your body. It should be second nature.

  • J

    I’m looking at his mug shot and I know I have seen it before. Oh ya cause its been taken a 103 times!

  • sharon egler

    No evidence? The mother couldn’t identify him or no fingerprints or dna possibly on the clothing, etc. Bless the mother, and get her a way to get the man off the streets.

  • http://yauhoo lud

    thats the problem most of the crimes are repete criminals,, a attorney will get up and argue that the criminal has his or her rights,, if they are convicted , they should be put away for life,, u cant rehabilate a criminal,,put a chip in them,, a 45 slug is my preference,, save the tax payers a lot of money,, i know u cant do that today,,when i was a kid u could do that ,, i guess it has changed a lot, for the worst,,its like the shooter in the theater or schools, if they dont take there own life , why have a hearing for them,,they are guilty,,i could go on but wont,,,

  • your mother

    so i read and commented on this article yesterday. i came back today to see if anyone replied to a comment i made. now, i’ve noticed that not only has this jackass of a writer edited her own article, but she completely removed her comment in her first paragraph saying something like “I thought I’d share this story of someone that DIDNT need a gun to protect her child.”

    THIS IS WHY EVERYONE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT GUNS IN THE EARLIER COMMENTS. If you don’t like people calling you out on your ignorance, Amanda, at least have the balls to discuss it in the comments. Deleting your own words after people disagree with you is the most cowardly way to deal with it. Go eat some more mexican food, you whale. Hunter S. Thompson would be embarassed to be followed by the likes of you.

    • Chyne

      Good catch! What a coward.

  • Victor Baker

    If this kidnapping had taken place in the justice system and he played his cards right, it could of been a legal kidnapping. See on Youtube (kidnapper above the law.mwv) documents. FBI,GBI since 1993 refused to investigate. Now a kidnapped child lost her child to the same kidnapper. The system is dead in the water to stop smarter kidnappers. See the documents that tell shocking stories,corruption and cover ups.

  • Cassandra

    And I went to jail for breaking my ex-lover’s truck window! Help us JESUS! Maybe he is mentally ill????

  • Ashley

    Why didn’t they keep him in jail. Arrested 103 times? Give me a break!

  • Ms. Chan

    They released him 4 lack of evidence. With 104 charges now, his ass should have been thrown under the jail cell.

  • Kimberly Colbert

    You dont mess with us McCalls!!!