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Posted: 7/21/2010 9:39:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2010 9:43:45 PM EST by Zedhead]
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Boy with Down Syndrome solves neighborhood crime
July 21st, 2010 @ 10:11pm
By Nicole Gonzales

SALT LAKE CITY –– A young child with Down Syndrome is being credited with solving a neighborhood crime, just by taking a few pictures.

Tuesday night, the landlord of a residence near 300 South and 1200 East in downtown Salt Lake City stopped by and saw that his sprinklers had been kicked down and his valve box vandalized.

With the help of his neighbors –– and one smart kid –– they assisted police in citing the culprit.
Skyler took this picture of the vandal as his mother confronted him over the broken sprinklers.

Skyler Nelson, age 10, loves taking pictures. So Tuesday night when his mother approached two college students who were vandalizing a neighbor's lawn, he started snapping away.

"I thought, ‘Wow, it's amazing that a 10-year-old could do it," but you have to understand Skyler isn't an ordinary 10-year-old," said landlord Ron Anderson.

Skyler has Down Syndrome.

Apparently, two students at the University of Utah didn't like that this homeowner was watering his lawn in a desert climate, so they started smashing his sprinklers.

Skyler's mother Nancy Nelson confronted them while the young boy went and got the camera.

"He went up to that individual, pointed the camera and said, ‘Cheese!'" Nancy said. "And the individual smiled and stuck his tongue out and said, ‘Oh, he may have a future in law enforcement.'"

He may be right. Salt Lake police say those pictures were crucial. They cited 18-year-old Jason Hardy for vandalism.

"It always helps us out in any case, and we appreciate it when people help us out like that," said Det. Pat Wilkinson with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

"Skyler was the hero today," Anderson said. "It was a result of his actions and his forethought."

When asked how that makes him feel, Skyler simply answered, "Awesome!"

The landlord says it'll cost him about $500 to fix all his sprinklers.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 9:56:09 PM EST
If I caught some little doughy shit like the one in the photo wrecking my property I would be hard pressed just snapping pictures!
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 9:57:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zedhead:
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The landlord says it'll cost him about $500 to fix all his sprinklers.

No, it should be costing Jason Hardy and his accomplice $500 to fix the sprinklers.

Payable just before they do some jail time.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 9:58:38 PM EST
How the fuck else are you going to keep your grass alive?
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 10:01:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
How the fuck else are you going to keep your grass alive?

You can't, like, OWN grass, man. It's a living being! You have no right to decide whether it lives or dies, right! Cha! Only facist nazis water their lawns!
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 10:10:52 PM EST
Fucking hippies.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 10:42:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By kevthebassman:
Fucking hippies.

Liberals are all tolerant and peaceful.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 11:00:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2010 11:29:53 PM EST by AJK07734]
"Signs, Signs, everywhere there's signs...blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind...Do this, dont do that, can't you reaad the Siiiiggggnnnssssss"

Assholes.. Good for little Skyler..although I dont doubt SOMEONE will be in soon to say the kid and his mother should have MYOB.

ETA:....Someone sticking up for the Hippy assholes in the other thread...go figure.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 4:40:21 AM EST
The vandals need a sprinkler pipe shoved up their ass...inserted with a solid kick.

I hate vandals with a passion. I think THEY should get vandalized.


Link Posted: 7/22/2010 6:52:55 AM EST
That's a good start.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 7:44:08 AM EST
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