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Teenagers Attacked After Mocking Town On YouTube

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Oniontown (NY) - Residents of Oniontown, New York got their revenge against two teenagers who posted unflattering videos of their quant ’hamlet’ town. The teens hailed from Mahopac New York and posted a series of YouTube videos mocking the town by calling it a run-down dump and other not-so-nice terms. Residents weren’t amused and pelted the pair with rocks on a recent visit.

The teenagers received head and face injuries and the attackers have been arrested for criminal mischief. Interestingly enough, New York State Police Investigator Eric Schaefer warns people to stay out of the city, regardless of whether they’ve posted YouTube videos or not. "Anybody that doesn’t belong there, anybody that’s not a resident, just stay out of Oniontown," said Schaefer.

Read more ... Associated Press via Google News

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    Pei-chen , July 8, 2008 1:43 PM
    I think this is the town, it is tiny
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Rte+22,+Dover+Plains,+Dutchess,+New+York+12522,+United+States&sll=41.575132,-73.597498&sspn=0.048285,0.097589&ie=UTF8&cd=2&geocode=0,41.726000,-73.581810&ll=41.723748,-73.584023&spn=0.006022,0.012199&t=h&z=17
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    stridervm , July 8, 2008 1:48 PM
    Just desserts. Nothing more to say. Badmouth something, and expect retaliation.

    PS. For a "Hamlet" town, they seem to be technologically advanced enough to know they're being badmouthed in the Youtube video. :) 
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    Aurora18 , July 8, 2008 1:51 PM
    Heh heh heh people can really be quite stupid
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    mdillenbeck , July 8, 2008 6:23 PM
    While I agree that you should expect consequences to your actions, I do think public stoning is a bit extreme. Egging and water balloons maybe - but to cause bodily injury in response to insults is a bit... barbaric.

    ("Let the punishment fit the crime" - and for all those devout believers in God and Christian faith, what ever happened to leaving the judging to your "Creator"?)
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    magicandy , July 13, 2008 4:29 PM
    I think if someone personally insulted me I'd show my detest for them with a little bit more than egg or water, thanks.....