As the days get longer and Spring arrives, parents are reminded to keep an eye on their children at all times. Earlier today, Police were called to a Development after a parent reported about a motorist who followed their child near their home, and reportedly snapped pictures of the child as well. The driver then fled the area.
Dangers lurk at every corner, and children can C’V be the targets of unsuspecting dangerous individuals looking out for unsupervised children, as past incidents have unfortunately proven.
Should you notice any suspicious activity in your area, always phone police at 732-363-0200.
After calling police, you can also call the LCSW at 732-367-1212. TLS-CCP.
My ten year old sister was waiting for her bus on fourteenth st a couple of weeks ago and she was photographed.
just because your child lives in a “jewish” neighborhood or development,it doesn’t assure their safety. first of all,being in a neighborhood of our bretheren often allows parents to relax their safety practices.there is too much assumption someone else is watching their children. ..second…criminals wander and prey anywhere…anywhere children are unsupervised!
oh no, this is absolutely terrible! Photographing children?? Sounds like there are predators looking for easy pickings. Please parents, guard your children like your life, no matter how hard/inconvenient it is, DO NOT LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE UNSUPERVISED! All it takes is 1 minute of running inside your house to answer the phone or turning off the stove, and that’s all the time these types of people need!
And please, please, teach your children to NEVER EVER EVER talk to strangers, or to approach a strange vehicle, especially if they ask them to come over, or offer them candy or something! And they shouldn’t be fooled if they ‘look’ Jewish, it absolutely DOES NOT matter! If they don’t know who that person is, no matter what they look like, they’re all suspects!
I hope everyone has a safe and healthy summer, B’Ezras H-Shem!
see it every day! very young children waiting for the bus, all alone and not a parent in sight.
Happened to my kids in coventry
very cute kids
Small SUV (Chevy?) White in color. NJ Plate (moderated).
I cant even beleive that people let their children outside by themselves. It is an extreme sakana. If my kids want to go out and ride bikes, I sit with them. (people think that I am overprotective, and maybe they are right, but at least I know what they are doing, with who they are playing with etc) It is bh our responsibilty to take care of our children. Much hatzlacha for a healthy summer…
True we live in sad and sick times. Any child under the age of 13 should be supervised by a responsible adult or child over that age. All it takes is a minute and swoosh they are gone. Well it hasn’t happened yet that we know of to any of our children, but we are making them very easy targets for these sick low lifes. Think about it and be scared for your childs life. These are desperate times in our world today, murders, stabbings, assaults, you name it. People are out of work, broke, no hope, so why not. Be vigilant or spend the rest of your days wishing you were!
i thought calling the cops is considered meseera!
Talk to your children. Simple clear- strong language about kidnappping is very important. Make your children WEARY of ANY strangers.
As for Mesera- do by all means be proactive, and protect your children. Now for the very scared parents of this forum – calling the police about a unfamiliar fellow with a beard and black hat asking directions to a Shul, Simcha Hall or other seemingly legitimate arena- is a question that you should ask your Rov NOW – before you are C”V faced with such a nightmare. Mesera is a tragic sin. (Today’s halacha in Sefer Chofetz Chaim Klal 8 Halacha 12)
We must protect our Jewish children. As Jews, not animals.
#10 you are an ignorant fool. Calling he police it not masira. get a life and get a rav. It’s only mesira if they impose a harsher punishment on a yid than the torah would allow. If that yid is breaking the law, there is a din of dina dmalchusa dina. Crowd control and protecting young children in not masira. i repeat geat a rav
to #11 we must protect not only jewish children all children.
Taking pictures of kids??? This story is so creepy for so many reasons. What’s he doing with these pictures? Hope they catch him soon. Take care of your kids. Also, to #11, we must protect ALL children.
to # 13 and # 14 bravo to both of you, your right all children a gifts and we must watch them all, and to #11 next think of what you are saying
in what development was this ? This is just way to creepy. to # 11 what were you thinking with this remark.
To #’s 1, 14, 15, and Mr. # 16,
Protect ALL children. However- your intentions to protect ALL children should not leave you suspect. In any case one must always act according to his beliefs. One common thread is Religion. So, hence, we must always protect children (ALL) as a Jew should. Speak with a Rav for proper guidllines.
Yes- Protect ALL children.
to # 17 I understand what you are saying but what if a goyim would say this, it should apply to every one not only jewish people, I believe that all children should be protected
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