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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:04 PM

Son of 'Barney' co-creator arrested on attempted murder charge

Source: Los Angeles Times

The son of a co-creator of the long-running PBS children's show "Barney and Friends" has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for shooting a neighbor in the chest during a dispute, L.A. County sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Patrick Leach, 27, of Malibu was booked on suspicion of attempted murder after he shot the unidentified neighbor in the chest with a large-caliber handgun Jan. 9, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

He was later released in lieu of $1-million bail, which was cause for concern among neighbors, Whitmore said.

"We are certainly monitoring the situation," Whitmore said. "We are doing our very best to keep that individual and neighborhood in our sights."

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/son-of-barney-and-friends-co-creator-arrested-for-attempted-murder-1.html



How does that song go?....

I Love you, You love me,
We're a great big fa-mi-ly,
And a shot rang out and Barney hits the floor.
No-more pur-ple di-na-saur.

Guns again?

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Reply Son of 'Barney' co-creator arrested on attempted murder charge (Original post)
defacto7 Jan 2013 OP
Hard Assets Jan 2013 #1
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #2
Liberalagogo Jan 2013 #3
valerief Jan 2013 #4
Walk away Jan 2013 #5
defacto7 Jan 2013 #6
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #7
defacto7 Jan 2013 #13
name not needed Jan 2013 #8
JoeDuck Jan 2013 #9
nolabear Jan 2013 #11
defacto7 Jan 2013 #12
Archae Jan 2013 #10
bananas Jan 2013 #14

Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:16 PM

1. Yup. Guns again.

 

I think Chris Rock had it right: Tax the damn bullets $5,000 apiece. I don't care if it bankrupts the gun owners, there is no legitimate need for bullets.

What happened to good old fashioned fistfight?

A wonderful example:

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:17 PM

2. I hate you, you hate me

We're a dysfunctional family

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:33 PM

3. This wouldn't have happened

if purple dinosaurs were armed.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:41 PM

4. If only the gun had a gun, this never would have happened. nt

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:44 PM

5. Why am I not surprised? Dinasaurs and people did not....

co-exist! Even stuffed Purple ones. Eventually one had to take out his gun and shoot the first person he saw.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:02 PM

6. ...and God took up the dust of the earth...

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and out of it he formed Man. Then God said said unto him, "Go forth, take this gun and subdue the earth." And man went forth and shot up every living thing... And God said that it was _______.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:05 PM

7. Get a grip. It's the show co-creator's SON.

It's about an argument, a gun, and a victim.

There is no purple dinosaur in this story.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:37 PM

13. Thank you, but I have plenty of grip.

Irony and guns... that's the communication. A couple of weeks ago there would be no irony. But as time goes on the issue of private guns, shootings, killings, children, corporate interests, innocent bystanders, not so innocent bystanders, anger, sociopathic behavior, accidents, etc. become more loathsome. Then a child's beloved television character is less out of the picture and the story is brought home to all of us, personally.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:07 PM

8. I always thought there was something off about Barney

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:28 PM

9. What's Barney got to do with it?

I don't believe the father's connection to Barney has any relevance to the son's actions. Of course, reporters stretch to find some angle that relates to a person of more or less celebrity. The day may be coming when we'll read, "A guy who lives in the same block with the Barney co-creator was charged today with attempted murder, which for purposes of additional humiliation of the accused is also referred to as failure to murder."

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Response to JoeDuck (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:01 PM

11. Oh, you know, funny juxtaposition. Guy creates peaceable character for your kid...

You know the rest.

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Response to JoeDuck (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:27 PM

12. You're right. Barney has little to do with it. The creator of Barney

has little to do with it.

I'm talking about guns... and the irony.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:31 PM

10. Barney did meet a certain purple dragon...



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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:27 PM

14. Barney is Evil!

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22barney+is+evil%22

About 47,000 results (0.23 seconds)

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