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  1. yippie

    yippie Beach Fanatic

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    Is anyone really safe? This is in the paper today::

    Sex offender arrested for allegedly trying to lure child

    NAVARRE ? A registered sex offender was arrested Friday for luring and enticing a child at the ?splash pad? at Navarre Park, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff?s Office.
    Thomas Vandegrifft approached a 4-year-old boy and asked him if he wanted to ?play ball with him? and if he wanted to ?go home with him,? according to a Sheriff?s Office news release.
    Deputies say the boy?s mother yelled to her son not to talk to strangers and later asked him what Vandegrifft had said.
    The boy?s mother then went home and found Vandegrifft listed online as a registered sex offender, according to the release.
    Deputies say witnesses, including the 4-year-old boy, picked Vandegrifft from a photo lineup.
    Vandegrifft lives at 2036 Esplande Street, 1.5 miles from the park.
    The charge of luring and enticing a child is a third-degree felony.
    Vandegrifft was being held without bond Friday at the Santa Rosa County Jail, according to the release.

    Target flasher arrested

    A 65-year-old man who lawmen say exposed himself to a young girl at the Destin Target store has been arrested, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff?s Office.
    James Edward Holbrook of Covington, Ga., was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor exposure of sexual organs, according to a Sheriff?s Office news release.
    Spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said deputies received numerous tips after Holbrook?s photo appeared in local newspapers and on television.
    Holbrook was spotted Wednesday at the Target store in Mary Esther after employees received complaints that a man was following young children in the store, the news release stated.
    Deputies say Holbrook?s car was found abandoned Thursday night on Hurlburt Field. He was caught hiding in a wooded area by base police Friday morning.
     
  2. OSR

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  3. Liv'smom

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    Thank you so much for this article OSR. It is such a shame that the world has come to this. Awareness is always our best defense.
     

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