Woman attempts to get family of 10 into Dorney Park without paying

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A Philadelphia woman and nine family members went to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom on Wednesday night but did not plan on paying to get in, according to court records. Dorney Park employees escorted Markeisha L. Bostic, 26, and nine relatives into the park after being told the family had relatives already inside who were holding their tickets, police said. Once through the park gate, all 10 ran off to avoid having to pay almost $300 in tickets, records show.

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I can't believe they didn't get away with it!

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Vater's avatar

I blame POP admission. Dorney needs to go back to individual ride tickets so these fine people can get in for free.

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I can't believe the attendants believed her and let her in? How about, "Call their cell phone, or wait here until your loving family returns after relizing they left 10 family members behind"? Perhaps someone was in on it.

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First reaction: why was a park employee escorting ten people without tickets in, instead of one person with ten extra tickets out? I'm hoping the employee(s) in question have had a long.... discussion.... about how to handle such a situation.

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they could've driven an hour more to knoebels and got free parking and free entry. :)

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bjames's avatar

Everyone in this story is stupid lol.

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Was the family black?
You know, just wondering if there is a correlation between low income African families in the area, and being within a short proximity to the park.

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I can't tell if you're trying to be funny (which is in super-poor taste) or you really are ignorant.

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CoasterDiscern said:

Was the family black?
You know, just wondering if there is a correlation between low income African families in the area, and being within a short proximity to the park.

When people ask questions like this, it's easy to understand why some people think racism is alive and well. Who the hell cares what race they are?

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Who the hell cares what race they are!! Is that a question or a comment?

I absolutely 100 percent believe it's an important question. I can easily see a correlation here if the family is from a low income home, and how that could affect the mothers poor choice decision to let this happen for fear of her kids and/or family "missing out." To also be more blunt, how could you say who cares? That suggests to me that maybe your an individual who maybe doesn't care about the welfare of others but just passes judgement on any situation that seems obvious to you, thus making you more ignorant than the comment your throwing at me. Also as a member of the APA this would not be out of the norm question. We take EVERY aspect and determinant into consideration and research all areas that could affect the behaviour of someone. I'm also a Pre-health science student in my city, please don't paint a picture of me without considering the possibilities of other perspectives before doing so. You dont know me from a hole in the ground. Maybe your friends are telling you things, I don't know lol.

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You've changed your question from one of race to one of socioeconomic status. Those are two very different things, the second of which is actually a valid discussion topic.

OhioStater's avatar

As a recovering former-member of the APA, I see no scientific purpose and/or authentic academic inquiry in the question whatsoever.

That said, as a current member of the ISHS (the humor one), I'm betting that was an unsuccessful attempt at saving face after an ill-timed attempt at a joke.

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I asked if the family was black. Not to conform to any stereotypes but if you looked at statistics showing which ethnicities and families in the US are struggling more then others......well I'll refrain from repeating the question. Also I'm Canadian and not familiar with the neighbourhoods around the park itself which also made me more curious. Maybe if I lived in the area I wouldn't have asked, cause I would have already known.

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That's an opinion and I'll treat it as such. Sorry for your view. Can't say that's my problem.

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They were from Philadelphia. So we at least know they had gas money...

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Listen if you ever need some advice on how a country is ran successfully and how to maintain itself let me know lol ;)

Looks like you guys could use some tips down there.

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LostKause's avatar

What do you call a black guy who flies an airplane?

A pilot, you effin' racist!

With a name like Markeisha, she HAS to be black. Am I right? Am I right? ;p

But seriously, white people break the law all the time too. I know plenty of black people who have money. I know plenty of white people who don't. Also, I know plenty of broke people who don't break the law, and I know of people with money who steal.

Don't vilify a certain group of people just because you don't understand them and they make you feel uncomfortable. You are the one who has the problem.

Fortunately, racist attitudes are slowly dying out.

As for Markeisha, shame on her. If some of these "family members" are her own children, she's teaching them to steal, and that sucks. She has an obligation to raise them right.

I once witnessed a mother and her nine-yer-old daughter get nabbed for shoplifting at a previous employer. The girl was crying terribly. The mother, handcuffed to the metal bench, was screaming at her girl, asking her things like, "What were you thinking? Why did YOU steal that? Now we are going to go to jail! This is ALL YOUR fault!"

And the little girl, crying her eyeballs out, was saying, "Mom? YOU took it. You know YOU took it. Why are you blaming ME? I want Daddy!"

It was heartbreaking.

Oh, and they were white. :D

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