Comments for: Hancock mom charged with taking neighbor’s toys for children to play with

Posted Oct. 11, 2012, at 10:49 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 11, 2012, at 2:54 p.m.

HANCOCK | A local woman has been charged with theft after she allegedly took items from a neighbor for her two sons to play with, according to police. A woman returned home Wednesday with her family after they had been away on vacation for 10 days to find several …

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  • Anonymous

    Waste of resources.  Probably a grudgematch between neighbors with nothing else to do.

    • Anonymous

      Hardly a grudge match … she moved in a week before stealing my stuff … I didn’t even know she was there.

  • “According to Bishop, the boys’ mother, Christina Clark, 33, told police she had gotten permission from her neighbor’s landlord to take items home so her boys could use them.”
    Ms. Clark must be a liberal, taking from someone and giving to someone else.

    • Guest

      Conservatives NEVER share. It’s all theirs they weren’t taught how to share as children.

      • You’re right, that’s why I’m neither.  I learned to share and I do.  I just don’t like it taken from me.  I wan’t to share with the needy, not the lazy. :-)

        *disclaimer* Corporations are not necessarily lazy, but they aren’t needy either.

        • Anonymous

          I agree BROTHER!

      • Anonymous

        Had she asked … but she didn’t

    • Anonymous

      No, she’s a conservative. She was going to split that stuff between rich dudes and Exxon-Mobile.

  • Anonymous

    Why on earth would the landlord give permission for someone to take his tenant’s possessions? 

    • Anonymous

      there is no landlord.  She claimed HER landlord gave her permission to go on my property … I know the landlord … he did no such thing.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, instead of a conservative, who would give the items to a rich person to hoard.

  • Anonymous

    My neighbor still has my drill he borrowed last July.

    • Anonymous

      When is your birthday? Maybe he’s “whipping” up a giant cake for the big day and needs the horsepower due to the large size of the cake. Just sayin…

  • Guest

    I would have gone over and taken back my stuff on my own. Bet she wouldn’t do that again after we speak about the way it is.

    • Anonymous

      Years ago one might have settled this on their own. Today-thieves often have more rights than the victims of crimes do. Unless you have the items marked and have receipts you might find yourself in the position of being a trespasser. Law enforcement is often put in the position of telling folks that their problem is a civil matter-not criminal. That’s frustrating when your kids are playing with a card board box while watching the neighbors kids riding their bikes. 

      • Anonymous

        kids usually prefer cardboard boxes anyway!

        • Anonymous

          lol…you are so right. However it’s tough to ride a card board box to the swimming hole or the corner store for an ice cream.

          • Anonymous

             Yup, been there, done that, got road rash!

        • Anonymous

          and sticks

      • Anonymous

        Well, with only needing one witness and no evidence, once someone accuses someone of something, that person is considered and treated guilty whether or not they are. So much for innocent until proven guilty.

        Then as you say there is criminal versus civil. Criminals have court appointed lawyers, civil, good luck.

        When do courts think a false witness is cruel to someone like slander?

        • Anonymous

          Years ago-when the entire local community found out that someone was a thief they were shunned.If you took a man’s wood or livestock you put a family in jeopardy. People lived so close together that they could not escape the shame they had brought on through their own actions. So many people break the law today  that society really has little to do with keeping people in line. People used to fear their local pastor more than the local Constable. It’s up to our overwhelmed law enforcement organizations, the courts and the jails. People aren’t that concerned about having the respect of their neighbors-it’s unfortunate. 

        • Anonymous

          she admitted taking the stuff.

      • Anonymous

         Or this lady is so bat crack crazy, that the owner was uncomfortable confronting her.

        • Anonymous

          yes exactly … I let the sheriff take care of the confrontation.

    • Anonymous

      I waited to retrieve my things until the sheriff came and took pictures.

  • Come on now people!  Ms. Clark was just teaching her kids how to “redistribute” the toys.  Something our great Leader would approve of.

    Sad thing is how things have changed since I was a kid.  We did our own stealing and didn’t rely on Mom to grab the goodies for us.

    • Anonymous

      Her kids told the sheriff that mom needed the play equipment so she could start a daycare.

  • RJ

    There goes the neighborhood…
    Yeah, bad joke although think about the “neighborhoods” today. 
    The times they are indeed a changin’

    • Anonymous

      yep … as soon as you get renters who don’t care … there goes the neighborhood.

  • Anonymous

    Taxes too high for you Bunky? Thats partly because law enforcement has to deal with the issues such as this one.

  • Anonymous

    When her kids get older and get into trouble, she won’t be able to figure why her kids turned out that way.

  • Anonymous

    There goes the neighborhood? Yeah, it’s all in the neighbors back yard!

  • Anonymous

    The stuff was in her yard. Many people put things they want people to take for free near the road of their home.

    Also, some towns have ordinances against nuisances and places with lots of junk around and get complaints from neighbors about the aesthetics. I can see why a landlord would give permission.

    She was gone on vacation without locking up her stuff?

    Sounds like the neighbor was neater too.

    TO THE OWNER: I think you answered your own question. If it is easy to assemble, it should be easy to take apart and put away.

    It would be nice if people weren’t so mean, but reality is, they are, and if you got your stuff back, then you are one of the lucky ones.

    To WESTSHORES: Yeah, now there are anti gun laws. People also were not afraid to discipline their children years ago. They still used paddles and rulers in school for discipline too.

    • Anonymous

      how does one lock up a plastic gym that comes in pieces that are easy to assemble?  And why should I have to?  Going to take care of my mom who had a stroke … yes … that is a vacation in deed.
      My yard can not be seen from the road and there is no junk in it … the junk is in the yard of the woman who stole my property … left behind by the last renters.  I have put stuff out by the road in the past.  But the road is 300 feet from my house and HER rental house is 300 feet further back from the road than mine.

  • Anonymous

    This seems like a simple case of someone feeling they had the right to someone else’s property and a lack of boundaries. The landlord could not give permission because it was not his to give. It takes some nerve to help yourself to your neighbor’s stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    WELL I ACUALLY DIDNT TAKE THE STUFF IT WAS ON THE TRAIL IN BETWEEN OUR YARDS . THE PREVOIUS TENANTS HAD SMALL CHILDREN AND LEFT ALL THEIR STUFF BEHIND SO I ASSUMED IT WAS PART OF THE STUFF THAT WAS LEFT BEHIND SO I LET THE KIDS PLAY WITH IT. THEY PULLED IT INTO THE BACK YARD TO PLAY CLOSER TO THE HOUSE I DIDNT KNOW IT WASNT THE PREVOIUS TENANTS TRASH. THE OTHER NEIGHBOR SAID NOBODY LIVED THERE SO I DIDNT THINK I WAS BREAKING THE LAW BY LETTING MY KIDS PLAY WITH TOYS

    • Anonymous

       This is awesome.

      • Anonymous

        what is so awesome about a woman who 7 days after moving into a rental property steals stuff which can not even be seen from her house? 

    • Anonymous

      The items this woman took from my yard … 20 feet from my house, right next to my clothes line, could not be seen from her new rental 300 feet thru the woods away.  I do not have a landlord … I have owned this house for 20 years!!  Her “young children” are teenage boys … way too big for the Little Tikes items she stole.  The Little Tikes car she stole is too small for my 9 and 7 year old grand children!!  How did she expect her 200 lb son to get into it??  The other neighbor is the lady I bought the house from 20 years ago!!  There is no way she would tell Christine that nobody lives here!!  You didn’t LET your children play with this stuff … According to them …you told them to move it to your house so you could start a day care!!  The notice is posted in my teachers room. 
      The basketball hoop is only 3 1/2 feet high … were two hulking teenagers over 5 feet tall really going to play basketball with it???
      The Little Tykes work bench for toddlers … hmm … even kneeling down, those 2 teenagers would have a hard time playing with it. 
      You had no right to go on my property … You and your kids apparently also tried to get into all of my locked outbuildings … the handle is ripped off the barn and the screen is all torn.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, YOU DID take the stuff.  It was set up for my grandchildren to play on when they visit.  It was 20 feet from my house … set up in front of where I park my car.  There is no “trail” that it was on.  There is no way you confused the previous owners stuff with mine … you can’t even see my house from yours.  You deliberately trespassed on my property by going 300 feet or more down my driveway.
      Your “children”  are high school kids.  There is no way they are small enough to play on that plastic Little Tikes gym and slide set.  There is no way they are small enough to play on that Little Tikes car that my 9 year  old granddaughter is too big for.  If your 200 lb son even sat on it, never mind tried the impossible to get INTO it, it would have broken the wheels.  And did your kids really thing they would play basketball with a 3 1/2 foot hoop??
      You came onto MY property … it is not rented … there is no landlord … I have lived her for 20 years and the other neighbor you claimed told you nobody lived here is the lady I bought the house from 20 years ago. 

      • Anonymous

        and I did not appreciate finding that you had tried getting into all of my locked outbuildings.  I found the barn door handle ripped off where you tried to get in and I see the screen is all torn.

  • Anonymous

    Your Mother should have taught you, “If it’s not yours, Don’t touch it”. A rather simple lesson most children learn by age 5. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m impressed with how many people are defending this scuzzy ladies actions. 

    • Anonymous

      I find it appalling.

  • Anonymous

    Why do people have to make every article a political statement?   Lame.

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