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westonkaley
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June 29, 2015 8:21 pm  

My girlfriends mom keeps talking about how there is a high chance of girls being kidnapped on stx and how it's easy. I was just wondering why te kidnapping rate is down there and if it happens a lot. That's. Stx bound next month!!!


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Alana33
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June 29, 2015 8:30 pm  

Oh... please!
Where is this woman getting her info?
I've lived here almost all my life and have a wide variety of friends.
No one that I know has ever been kidnapped.
Unless she has serious concerns about you, I would not worry about it.

Move to Columbia and maybe you have issues.


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June 29, 2015 8:42 pm  

I've lived here on STX 11 years and have never once heard of a girl being randomly kidnapped.


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June 29, 2015 8:56 pm  

That's the silliest thing I've ever heard... there's some crime, but not that kind.


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westonkaley
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June 29, 2015 9:27 pm  

Thanks you all! That's what I'm trying to tell her.


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Alana33
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June 29, 2015 9:37 pm  

You're kidnapping hee baby, Weston!


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June 29, 2015 10:02 pm  

Is this the same poster about the grey water for half the year?


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Alana33
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June 29, 2015 10:19 pm  

STX bob just emailed me to let me know I misspelled "her."
So sorry!


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June 29, 2015 10:25 pm  

Even after reading all the responses so far I can say I have never heard of a kidnap in the VI in my 40+ years. Even the Lindberg baby would have been safe here!!


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June 29, 2015 10:47 pm  

hahahahahahahahahaha, that put me on the floor laughing Exit.

mike


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June 29, 2015 10:49 pm  

I was just kidnapped last week. I was forced to have dinner and drinks before being allowed to return home.


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June 29, 2015 10:51 pm  

While I think that's silly of her mom to worry about - I know of a kidnapping in STX - the assistant manager of Kmart years ago. He and I became friends after he moved to STT and his account was horrifying. He left last year because his PTSD was too much here. They were after the money in the safe and tied up all the employees. He was held for over 24 hours with several guns to his head. NOT sturring the pot and I personally don't think your girlfriend has anything at all to worry about. Her mom is being a bit irrational. Still so use common sense. I have heard about some crimes against women on both STT and STX but I don't think it happens very often.


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June 29, 2015 11:02 pm  

But on a heavier note, if a child or young adult has lost their way and not careful, there are a lot of things that could happen in the tropics such as becoming an alcoholic or drug addict and prostitute. I have known a few who came to the islands with good intentions and lost their way to eventually find it on their way back home. I have known more than my share of them, some relatives, others close friends. To me, you need to have strong convictions and be a strong willed person to make it and be happy. I know of a group of "Lost Boys" on the Northside of St. Thomas that are just drifting through life.

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June 29, 2015 11:04 pm  

I was reminded by PM of the law clerk Mr. Lerner who was carjacked kidnapped and murdered a few years ago - I stand corrected, sorry.


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June 29, 2015 11:06 pm  

Kidnappings are rare, but robberies are fairly common.


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June 30, 2015 10:38 am  

are you serious?


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speee1dy
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June 30, 2015 10:40 am  

i have heard of two since i have been here 10 years. 1 was a lady who got off the ferry in gallows bay and was never heard from again. and another one was a female security guard who i think worked at kmart west. she has not been seen or heard from since-she was most likely taken by an ex. the first one had been a bit drunk and might have gone off with people she did not know? not really sure.

but out of 10 years, seriously


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June 30, 2015 11:19 pm  

But on a heavier note, if a child or young adult has lost their way and not careful, there are a lot of things that could happen in the tropics such as becoming an alcoholic or drug addict and prostitute. I have known a few who came to the islands with good intentions and lost their way to eventually find it on their way back home. I have known more than my share of them, some relatives, others close friends. To me, you need to have strong convictions and be a strong willed person to make it and be happy. I know of a group of "Lost Boys" on the Northside of St. Thomas that are just drifting through life.

mike

A very true and honest statement.


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AandA2VI
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July 1, 2015 2:30 am  

Agree also. I've had a handful
of friends leave becaue they just couldn't get under control. At least they were strong enough to see it and left. Since leaving one is a music hit in Nashville and two others have their own business. I think the island test your will and your relationship.


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stjohnjulie
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July 1, 2015 8:51 am  

I think your friend is trying to say 'Please don't go!!! I am really really going to miss you!"

Kidnappings are not unheard of, but I would say that they are very very far from common.

I too know many people who come here and just completely lose their way and get involved in serious drugs and way too much alcohol. And too much of either and it's easy to find yourself in a dangerous scary situation.


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July 4, 2015 10:31 pm  

I saw this post and had a giggle. We are coming for a month next week and I am glad to read our chances of being kidnapped are very low.


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speee1dy
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July 5, 2015 9:23 am  

yes, should make you sleep better at night. lol


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DonExodus
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July 5, 2015 8:47 pm  

What ever happened to the woman who disappeared after the ferry at gallows bay? Whats the "word on the street"?


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July 6, 2015 12:56 am  

What ever happened to the woman who disappeared after the ferry at gallows bay? Whats the "word on the street"?

You mean this? http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/woman-missing-after-st-thomas-visit-1.1129341 http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/police-still-searching-for-missing-st-croix-residents-1.1141587

Her backpack was found on the ferry, so I think she fell overboard en route to STX. I don't recall there being any verifiable sightings of her on STX.


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