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Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:47 am, Wed Dec 7, 2011.

When a father intercepted a text message to his 21-year-old son Monday night that he says asked if the boy wanted to buy another supply of OxyContin, the father said he had had enough.

Responding to the text message, the father said he asked the suspected drug dealer to go ahead and come to his home. The father said he only meant to confront the man at his home on a quiet little street just off of South Ham Lane.

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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 2:12 pm on Sat, Dec 10, 2011.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Like you said Dad probably not the best decisions that day but it all worked out. Bravo!

  • Kim Lee posted at 7:17 pm on Fri, Dec 9, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    "Beck was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, said Sgt. Doug Chinn of the Lodi Police Department." -- LNS

    What was the "deadly weapon" and who was assaulted?

  • Poo Head posted at 11:24 am on Fri, Dec 9, 2011.

    JackDaniels11 Posts: 1

    although I understand the frustration of the father......how in the heck is it that the Lodi PD allowed the father to lure this guy to his house with the intent of confrontation,(which we know now that his intention was to kick his butt) and without any proof that this was even the guy he was talking to, this father attempted an assault, while his daughter stood in front of a car that they suspected was being driven by a "crazed drug-dealer"???

    Any then when the guy attempts to leave, they give chase and go on one of the deadliest highways chasing this guy and endangering the lives of his daughter, himself, and anyone else that was on the road that night.

    Wow, Lodi, PD........quite a disappointment....I must ask, when you arrested Mr. Beck, exactly what evidence did you have that he an committed any actual crime??

    Other than this crazy dads testimony, you have nothing! and you let the Dad go!?!?!

    And just FYI.....this guys kid has a heroin problem.......NOT Oxycontin......even the Sentinel needs to get its facts straight......Where are the names of the others involved????

  • Kim Lee posted at 9:10 pm on Wed, Dec 7, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Why isn't the name of the father, son and daughter in the paper? Just curious.

  • Gail Velasquez posted at 9:01 am on Wed, Dec 7, 2011.

    gailv Posts: 1

    Chasing that guy may not have been the smartest thing to do but under the circumstances I probably would have done the same thing. You want to do whatever to help your children.



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