Pedobear not OK with Tulsa police

September 16, 2010

In a story that the San Luis Obispo County Tribune continues to ignore, Pedobear panic has moved beyond the borders of California and has now gripped law enforcement officials in the Bible Belt burg of Tulsa, OK. [Inquisitr.com]

Tulsa Police originally told FOX23 News that the man in the Pedobear costume at San Diego’s Comic Con conference in July, who was questioned by police, was a registered sex offender.

However, on Thursday, officials admitted they made a mistake and the San Diego man in the costume is not a registered sex offender.

However, Tulsa police say it is disturbing that someone would dress in a costume that makes fun of pedophiles and would give out free candy to children.

Sound familiar?

Meanwhile, a second Tulsa TV reporter picked up on the Pedobear phobia that gained mass Internet attention through a stern warning issued by Rob Bryn of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department last week.

According to Tulsa reporter Ashli Sims, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is standing by their alert and so is Tulsa Police department.  A Tulsa sergeant says Pedobear did start out as a punchline, but it’s now being used by pedophiles to identify each other.

Sims checked with local police and confirmed that Pedobear has not been spotted in Tulsa. And according to federal statistics, it’s not a stranger in a costume but people you know who are most likely to be a child predator.

Only seven percent of juvenile sexual assault victims are attacked by strangers


13 Comments

  1. mkaney says:

    I encourage everyone to go to this link:

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=90026&id=1266801897&fbid=1615408746234&ref=nf

    They have pictures from family day.. and in two of the pictures they are posing with Smokey the Bear… I of course referred to it as Pedobear, and I hope many of you do the same.

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  2. Cindy says:

    It’s one thing to make a mistake and it’s another thing to create and disseminate outright false information from inside your own department! Now they have started saying that the man in the costume at the Comic-Com was a registered sex offender! Where did they get that from? Talk about creating panic over a joke, lions and tigers and bears, oh my, brought straight to us citizens by our own police departments!
    Who can run off with a child when they are dressed in a bear costume with 100’s of people standing around? Oh I forgot, the mere act of touching a child gives a sex offender a fix. LE has gone off it’s rocker.

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  3. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    I was reading an advertizement in the paper this morning for the Sheriff’s open house this weekend at Madonna Inn and was thinking I could go dressed up as Pedo Bear. Then on pondering that thought, I realized it might not be such a good idea. With all those Sheriff’s there they could panic and stampede all the kids at the event (telling them to run) and the kids could be hurt. Also they may shoot at me thinking all the kids are in immediate danger. ;-)

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    • mkaney says:

      If you actually did go to that event dressed as Pedo Bear, you would have my undying respect and admiration. lol

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      • BeenThereDoneThat says:

        Seriously if it this story wasn’t so last minute (this past week) I might consider. Just a case of finding the suit, that would fit a 6’2′ guy.

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        • Cindy says:

          Hahahahh LOL, If I find you a suit, will you do it? I could probably go on line and find 10 different people to fed-x one, for free!

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          • BeenThereDoneThat says:

            Cindy. It is tomorrow so I don’t know if you could pull off but if you could then or in the near future (before this fades from memory) and find a sheriffs event I could show up for I would do it. I swear. I have done things like this before to put people in their place. Let me know on this or another board. You know I am always lurking here. ;-) Guess I have to put up or shut up.

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            • avidgonadnote says:

              Seriously, you could download the image, go to staples and buy the t-shirt transfer paper, print out a copy of Pedo bear, iron it on and wear a t-shirt around. Or just borrow downtown brown’s suit.

              The best part is after you get clubbed by the cops the county supes will pay you half a mil!

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  4. danika says:

    Funny how the link directly above the posts here reads “Police Training”. Very fitting for this article. Coincidence????

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  5. Bob2010 says:

    Apparently, our sheriff’s department stupidity is contagious!

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  6. danika says:

    Oops, they did it again. Mistook an innocent citizen for a registered sex offender…dontcha HATE it when that happens? Raise your hand if you trust your local LEOs to serve and protect you.

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