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4 charged in killing of $250,000 lottery winner in Ohio

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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Posted: May 21, 2008, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

My condolences to Lee Kost's family and friends. This is really sad.

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    Posted: May 21, 2008, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

    Having an option to remain anonymous when winning $250,000 doesn't help much when he probably told his 18 year-old dinner date who happened to be a thief. We can say he should have known better because he had been burglarized before, but apparently he didn't. 

    It's a sad story but when a 78 year-old man who lives alone, wears a Rolex, drives a Jag, and dates 18 year-old, painted a target on his back.

    I Agree! and she probably did paint the target sign

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      Posted: May 21, 2008, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

      OF course i feel bad about what happened to him, but it is clear that he was not taking certain common sense precautions....

      "But it was clear burglars focused on his home, hitting the house sometime early in the year, again about March 11 and on April 27.

      Each time cash was taken, at least $2,800 in all, plus a Rolex, four diamond rings, a sapphire ring, a credit card and a large soft-drink bottle filled with about $500 in change. The first two times, entry was gained through an unlocked door and the third time someone apparently reached through the mail slot and unlocked the door."

      So his house was hit not once but twice previously, unlocked door, living alone with two siameses cats...two jaguars...

      He should have been more cautious when he knew he had money.especially after his house was robbed twice before... he should have locked all the doors, keep a gun and a dog "a german shepherd"  not siamese cats

      My condolences goes out to the family but like the saying goes......

      Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

      Quando Porca Volare!

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        Posted: May 22, 2008, 5:05 am - IP Logged

        sad indeed

        first the guy reading his ticket hit by the train

        now this fellow killed

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          Posted: May 22, 2008, 6:05 am - IP Logged

          Hi all, their was a woman years

          ago in my town,was not a lottery winner but had a nice car and home,what happened,she befriended several young people,teens between the ages of 16 to 18,They would make money doing odd jobs around her home and she started offering them drinks and letting them come in the home to use her phone, on occassion she allowed the older one to drive her car,One day all the young people was in her car and got a ticket,the police saw blood somewhere on the car,apparently they had murdered this woman who was 68 and lived alone so my point is i think theives will target anyone who let their guard down but i think the mistake here was getting to close and trusting these young folks,i also think that when people are lonely they don't think,i find this so sad,thanks for reading my thoughts everyone ,Take care,,,,,,,,Delores247


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            Posted: May 22, 2008, 10:22 am - IP Logged

            Ah, but when the dog (in the garage) starts barking to alert one as soon as he hears someone or something within 100 feet of the house, it gives one time to get up and investigate.  A barking dog and lights going on in the house would discourage most would-be burglars if they don't want a confrontation.  It may not discourage the lower percent who are intent on robbery, but IMO it certainly decreases the total risk.

            I agree - for wanna be crooks and honest people.  However, when the risk is over ruled by the return, then the harden guy would kill your dog in a heartbeat, and still take what they want.  If the lights are on all the time, people no longer see the lights and ignore them.  It is like the painting in the living room.  Pretty soon you stop see it, because it is always there.  As far as relying on neighbors goes, you best be freinds with them and they best be around 24/7. I hear car alarms multiple times a day, I have never seen any one react positively.  I once went to an open house, and they werre out for lunch or something. They set the alarm and when I tried to open the door, I set tons of alarms off.  I sat and waited for the police.  None came. No neighbors came to check.  Most robberies are unsolved. Most murders, rapes, and every crime known to man are unsolved.  The cops are busy complying with seat belt laws and federally mandated speed limit laws. Citizens don't want to increase taxes to keep cops on the street. Crooks are smarter then given credit for.  People become lazy and make mistakes. People don't secure their property because it would appear to be giving in to the criminals, and they are much more macho and smarter then criminals.  When the cost of drugs go up, the employment rate drops, and people have less, they have no problem taking from from those who do.  Like the government, when they see some one who has succeeded and is living well, crooks want to take it away from them. It is always easier to take frm the rich, or blame the rich.  They succeeded and you didn't.  Crooks and politicians hate that!


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              Posted: May 22, 2008, 10:34 am - IP Logged

              sad indeed

              first the guy reading his ticket hit by the train

              now this fellow killed

              Mother Nature does not excuse stupidity. Only man excuses.  If a person is blabbing away on a cell phone and slams into another car, man calls it an accident. It was N-O-T an accident, it was stupidiy and foolishness.  Why should my rates go up because of stupid people? Because man wants to be compassionate - and get something free. Call it an accident and insurance pays for it. Call it negligence and you have to pay for it. Get sick, and your neighborhood pays for it. Same logic. Any system that enables you to get by without paying your way is a great system.  Run out and vote for a politican who promises that you will get all you want for free. Nothing wrong with that.  You deserve it, your part of the system.  When we have nothing but takers, we loose what is called America. America was not built on what they other guy did, but what every one did. When every one wants it free, then the song comes into play: Bye, Bye, American Pie!  What happens when the bakers are over run by those taking the pie for free?  There will be no more pie!

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                Posted: May 22, 2008, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                Wow! Very shocking story.. Murdered for being lucky. 


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                  Posted: May 22, 2008, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow! Very shocking story.. Murdered for being lucky. 

                  Murdered for being stupid is the real cause of death.  Its just not PLC to say the truth.  His luck was winning the lottery.  His stupidity was the reason some one decided to take it from him and then kill him. Paint a target on your back and there is a 2000% chance some one will aim for it.  This guy went out and put a flashing LEd sign on his back that kept flashing, come and get me - again.  Mother Nature ensures the dumb are eliminated. They mess up the gene pool.

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                    Posted: May 22, 2008, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                    reason #54,789 why to remain anonymous and to leave these young hussies alone! Thud

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: May 23, 2008, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                      Mother Nature does not excuse stupidity. Only man excuses.  If a person is blabbing away on a cell phone and slams into another car, man calls it an accident. It was N-O-T an accident, it was stupidiy and foolishness.  Why should my rates go up because of stupid people? Because man wants to be compassionate - and get something free. Call it an accident and insurance pays for it. Call it negligence and you have to pay for it. Get sick, and your neighborhood pays for it. Same logic. Any system that enables you to get by without paying your way is a great system.  Run out and vote for a politican who promises that you will get all you want for free. Nothing wrong with that.  You deserve it, your part of the system.  When we have nothing but takers, we loose what is called America. America was not built on what they other guy did, but what every one did. When every one wants it free, then the song comes into play: Bye, Bye, American Pie!  What happens when the bakers are over run by those taking the pie for free?  There will be no more pie!

                      Just for the record, I want to say that MeFirstYouLast and I are actually two different people.LOLLOL

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                        Just for the record, I want to say that MeFirstYouLast and I are actually two different people.LOLLOL

                        D-U-H !  Why did you neglect to mention you are not Barrack Obama Hussem, Hilliary Clinton, John McCain, or Reverant Wright, or any one of an addition zillion people.  If people cannot distintuish between MeFirstYou Last and time*treat, then they should not be allowed out of the basement! Talk about forgiving the stupid! 


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                          Posted: May 23, 2008, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                          My condolences to Lee Kost's family and friends. This is really sad.

                          Why?  These family memebers didn't appear to do anything for him when he was alive.  Now that he is dead, they probably only regret the loss of any access to his money they mau have lost.  People don't live the life this lose lead when they have some one who cares about them.  Friends?  He obviously didn't have any.  You don't have friends and live a life of solitude.

                          If you want to be alone, that is what you purposely chose.  You can volunteer at a hospital, even something lowly like an escort through the halls.  You can volunteer at the library. You can be a volunteer at a hundred places. I see them all time.  It gives them access to people and something active to do. Death  I-S  coming, never doubt it, but don't spend your life sitting in a dark room waiting for it. Get out there an have atleast one person you can relate to!

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                            Posted: May 28, 2008, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                            What a shame.  Two Jaguars?  That's why I didn't get the Jag years ago, because ya gotta have two. . . one to drive while one is in the shop!!

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                              Posted: May 28, 2008, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                              What a shame.  Two Jaguars?  That's why I didn't get the Jag years ago, because ya gotta have two. . . one to drive while one is in the shop!!

                              Its just an expensive Ford.  Contrary to the loud music and pretty women, it is just an expensive Ford.  Ford bought it years because it fit the Ford imagine: Found On Road Dead!