It's great for a father and son to bond but I'm not sure that breaking into elderly people's homes will create the same memories as maybe going fishing together.

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Father & Son Bond

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The bond between a father and son can be very special. Whether it's through sports, wrenching on hot rods, hunting, fishing, video games, or whatever the two are into, these are moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Growing up I was lucky to have a dad who did all sorts of things with me, but it wasn't just the doing, it was the conversations we had along the way that have helped shape my entire life. Many of these things I have been able to pass down to my son and his older brother and someday they will be able to pass those things down to their children.

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There was one thing my dad and I, nor my son and I have done together and that was doing a series of break-ins together. There is a father and son that have allegedly been doing that around West Michigan.

Father and Son Arrested For Allegedly Breaking Into Homes and Scamming the Elderly

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What does Illinois have to do with all this? The father and son are currently sitting in the Kent County jail after being caught with stolen goods happen to be from Illinois and were staying in a hotel to allegedly commit crimes against the elderly.

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According to WOOD, the father and son were posing as delivery drivers and handymen and while one would distract a homeowner the other would steal stuff from the home. The two men claimed they only did it to raise money to fix a truck and to pay for a grandson's birthday that was coming up.

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What got the two men in trouble was a minivan they rented had a GPS device and the owner of the van was tracking their whereabouts when he saw that it had been used at night and stopped randomly in neighborhoods and doing things that violated the rental agreement he repossessed it. He found $10,000 cash, jewelry, coins, and break-in material like gloves, walkie-talkies, a crowbar, and a screwdriver. The owner of the van called police who then located the men in a hotel that was filled with stolen items.

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The two men allegedly hit 4 different jurisdictions in the East Grand Rapids/Cascade area. Police are still looking for a third suspect and are not sure if he is a family member or a co-conspirator. The two men who are in jail are looking at 8 felony charges and the possibility of decades in jail. Not sure this was the kind of bonding the two were looking for.

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