Monosyllabic Pedantry

Friday, April 11, 2008

Just like West Side Story

Police: Couple Feuds Over Toddler's Gang

A couple arguing about which gang their 4-year-old toddler should join caused a public disturbance that resulted in the father's arrest.

On Saturday, Joseph Manzanares stormed into a video rental store where his girlfriend worked, threatened to kill her and knocked over several video displays and even a computer, Commerce City police Sgt. Joe Sandoval said.

After he ran out of the store, police were called and the 19-year-old was arrested at his home.
His girlfriend told police that they had been arguing about the upbringing of their son and which gang he should belong to. The teen mother, who is black, told authorities she is a member of the Crips, police said. Manzanares is Hispanic and belongs to the Westside Ballers gang, the woman told police.

"They have different ideas on how the baby should be raised. Basically, she said they cannot agree on which gang the baby would 'claim,'" Sandoval said.

If only they'd had a dance-off. MAMBO!

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