Three teens charged with stealing GPS units
Charged with steeling a GPS
There may be a few reasons why kids turn to stealing, but many adults tend to forget their childhood days when they try to make sense of it. After three teenagers were recently arrested for being in possession of some stolen GPS units, the question may once again be surfacing. What makes this situation stand out a little more is the fact that they were using an abandoned apartment to store their bounty.
As authorities searched the apartment they found drug paraphernalia, marijuana and a host of other items, making this occupation of a vacant building a little more concerning to onlookers. When thieves commandeer apartments for their illicit activities it is bad enough, but when those thieves happen to be the future of tomorrow, the local police should be sitting up and taking notice.
There are many easier tasks to accomplish than keeping your teenager happy, so when your child becomes a statistical number in county jail, it may take you a little time to recover. Teaching a child to respect the property of others can be difficult, especially if you wait too long, but even if you are successful you could be dealing with other issues like peer pressure from friends and acquaintances.
It is very common to see kids going after items like electronics for their war chest, in fact most of these early criminals could start their life of crime due to a lack of extra cash at home. Teenagers have chosen to steal for simple reasons like needing accessories to complete an outfit for the prom, or something as simple as being influenced by a friend and the pair of sneakers they wore.
The fear of getting caught is a common reason for teenagers committing a crime, especially if they see it as a ride that they can get off when they are ready. The fear of being prosecuted for their crimes does not seem to stop them from stealing regardless of what they are going after. Many of these kids seem a lot more interested in the adrenaline than the possibility of spending time behind bars.
It seems clear that Shannon Logsdon did not consider the fact that she was breaking the law when she involved her two friends in criminal activity, but because there was drugs involved I must surmise that their reason to start a life of crime was to feed a drug habit. Hopefully she has already picked out a good lawyer.