Don't Take Candy from Strangers

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Don't Take Candy from Strangers

Post by weasel666 on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 16:44



The common admonition "don't take candy from strangers" is said to have come from this affair. On July 1, 1874, Charley (then four years old) and his older brother Walter Lewis (aged five) were playing in the front yard of their family's home in Germantown, a well-to-do section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A horse-drawn carriage pulled up and they were approached by two men who offered the boys candy and fireworks if they would take a ride with them. The boys agreed and they all proceeded through Philadelphia to a store where Walter was directed to buy fireworks inside with 25 cents given to him. Walter did so, but the carriage left without him. Charley Ross was never seen again.

For more info about this case check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Ross

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