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Teen pulls knife on meter reader

ALBANY, Ga. — According to Albany Police Department reports, a 16-year old girl was taken into custody Wednesday after demanding money from a WG&L meter reader at knife point at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

She is being questioned by detectives. Possible charges include aggravated assault/terroristic threats and acts.

No injuries were reported and nothing was stolen.

The report states the victim 40-year old Dexter Greene, told police that the juvenile approached him while he was reading meters in the 1800 block of Lullwater Drive. He stated that she was initially walking in the area acting suspicious and told him she was lost.

When Greene offered to assist her, she pulled out a knife and demanded money, police said. Greene was able to divert the suspect’s attention toward searching his truck for money (there was none inside) until he could contact police.

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waltspecht 1 year, 11 months ago

Now, what are they going to do with her? Release her to the custody of her Guardian?

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TD31707 1 year, 11 months ago

My guess is she will be recruited by the DCSS.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 11 months ago

This is an armed robbery. If she was an adult she would go to prison for 10 years. She should at the very least serve until she is 21 in juvenile center. Make an example of her.

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VietVet1 1 year, 11 months ago

Must have gotten lost going to school. Or out looking for her next babies daddy.

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mti5775 1 year, 11 months ago

She must have been desperate to try to rob a meter reader. Doesn't she know that they don't make enough money to actually have any on them? The judicial system will just let her go with a slap on the wrist because she will have some babies around or she is on drugs so she wasn't in her right mind. Probation. Probation. Probation. That is the answer for everything these days.

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alleebrin 1 year, 11 months ago

Can you imagine throwing all these offenders in jail? The jail wouldn't hold all of them and the taxpayers couldn't afford their upkeep! Such a mess!!

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Gollygee 1 year, 11 months ago

Why wasn't she in school? Where does she live? Lullwater is in the Lake Park area, but it doesn't say if she lives around there. Can't believe she fell for the "let me check in my truck" routine while the guy called the cops.

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whattheheck 1 year, 11 months ago

Either eat up with the dumbs or on drugs. Take your pick.

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daisymae 1 year, 11 months ago

Throw them in jail and let their family pay for their keep instead of the taxpayers being responsible for their upkeep. If the family don't pay, cut off their welfare money. Let the Meter Readers start packing heat and I am sure the next assailant will think twice about trying to rob them.

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KaosinAlbany 1 year, 11 months ago

I agree, why wasn't she in school? Sounds like another charge could be tacked on and truancy should be one of the charges if she was skipping school. But who knows, she could be a drop out.

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