A Manhattan man’s on pins and needles today after his ex-husband snatched their son and fled to Israel.
Joshua Glazer and Eric Hyett married four years ago in Massachusetts, but things went south and the couple broke up, but not before adopting a baby son, Jedidiah.
Then, last weekend, while having a court sanctioned visitation, Hyett decided to take Jedidiah and run away to Tel Aviv. And he says he’s not coming back.
…When Hyett picked the boy up last Thursday he asked for two more days because he wanted to take Jedidiah to Boston to visit his grandparents.
Glazer said yes.
“They were supposed to come back by noon Tuesday instead of Sunday,” said Glazer. “But by 12:15, I was already starting to get worried. I knew something was up.”
Police said Hyett sent an e-mail to a former attorney for Glazer in which he said he and the boy had arrived safely in Tel Aviv.
He gave his phone number and wrote to Glazer, “You won’t see your son again.”
The NYPD has now asked the State Department for help in tracking down Hyett – and, more importantly, Jedidiah. The Department says it will now work with Israeli diplomats to settle the distressing matter.
This guy has to be the world’s biggest idiot; he takes the child and then flees, not to some podunk country with no police force and no treaty with the USA, but flies to Israel, where not only is their a large and effective military and police presence, but which has EXTENSIVE ties to the US. If you’re going to try and run from the long arm of the law, you should go some place where the law doesn’t exist.
The article that Queerty didn’t link to — the Daily News follow up with an interview with Hyett and his mother — makes it clear that he went to Israel because it’s a co-signer of the Hague Convention, which is a treaty that focuses on custody cases internationally and allows for him rights and protection if he’s claiming that Glazer has abused Jed. He never was trying to hide — that’s why he told everyone, including the State Dept., where he was.
Why the quotation marks around “kidnaps”? That’s what it is, even when a parent does it.
It proves gays can be just as idiotic as their straight counterparts. Why would they hang a name like that on a little kid? Did they want him beat up and bullied everyday of his child hood?
Here is a story about a kid named Jed
off in Israel which is where his daddy fled….
The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction does not allow for abduction due to alleged “Abuse”, though the state that the individual flees to can refuse to return the child if they believe such an abuse might be happening AND that the courts in the other country are doing nothing about it. Realistically, however, Hyett doesn’t have a hope in hell. If the alleged abuse did occur he should have (1) reported it to the authorities or DCS and (2) brought up the issue in family court. The reality is Hyett has sour grapes because he lost full custody in an acrimonious split.
No rational family court will award custody to a parent who does such a unilateral act without clear evidence. Otherwise custody disputes would become a simple matter of who could gas up the car fastest and run. And Israel is certainly not going to reward that sort of behavior; if they did it would simply encourage parents to act simply dip out to foreign countries whenever they didn’t like the results of a court dispute. Thats not how things work.
How do you know what the reality is, Sean S.? The article was done without any research; one person was quoted in this one, and in other two people. What do you know has been reported to authorities? He didn’t lose custody until after he left. He had joint legal custody and was awarded sole residential custody; he gave Glazer residential custody in belief that Glazer would be a good parent.
“He didnâ€™t lose custody until after he left. ”
Did you even read the article? It says clearly “When the couple split last September, the courts awarded Glazer primary custody and Hyett visitation rights.” Hyett did not “give” Glazer anything; the courts did. its not especially hard to call up the family court and ask them what the decisions were that were handed down on a case.
Since then, obviously, Hyett has been appealing the terms, and even still, this Wed. the courts tentatively awarded Glazer full or sole custody, cutting Hyett completely out of the loop, which is probably the reason why Hyett left. Certainly if things were “reported” they wouldn’t be giving Glazer sole custody. And Hyett would not be claiming that he has tried to talk out their differences if he was, as he alleges, a child abuser; who the fuck would take a child who was being abused and then try to negotiate a settlement with said abuser?
And, to quote Psych, “He’s running! Thats the international sign of guilt!”
Hyett looks like a dildo with teeth
hell's kitchen guy
ggreen: “The biblical accounts identify Solomon as the son of David. He is also called Jedidiah in the Tanakh (Old Testament)” – from Wikipedia.
Just because a name is unfamiliar to you, the parents are idiots? If you want to see an idiot, look in the mirror.
HKG: The purpose of comment sections is to let others share their opinions and insights on the bloggersâ€™ posts, not to attack other peoplesâ€™ opinions or call them names. Both of which you do on a regular basis. You seem, from your attacks on others to fancy yourself omnipotent, why donâ€™t you start your own website?
You’re making things up as you go along, Sean — which is clear from your liberal use of “probably” and “obviously”. As I mentioned above, there are several other articles that Queerty didn’t link to. I’ve read them all. And I’ve been in contact with the nitwit at the Daily News who wrote the one posted here. And I actually know these people. Everything in my comment is true. Everything you made up is not. Sorry.
Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
If Hyett claims Israeli citizenship as a Jew, he’s nearly untouchable as Israel doesn’t permit extradition…even of murder fugitives. Glazer will probably have to go to Israel and petition the Israeli courts for custody, which is unlikely if that mean taking Jedidiah out of Israel.
It’s shameful how many US Jews have escaped judgement and/or prosecution in US Courtrooms by fleeing to Israel, all while Israelis proclaim the injustice of everyone else.
hells kitchen guy
ggreen: I have one. But the point is, you called these guys “idiots’ for naming their kid a perfectly respectable Old Testament name. It’s like when people said Gwyneth Paltrow was givng her kid a “weird” name when she called him “Moses.” It’s just ignorant.
hells kitchen guy
BTW, the name” Jedediah” would be familiar to anyone who’s seen “citizen kane.”
There has been a lot if name calling to Glazer and Hyett. If Glazer really is out of work and still supported by his mother, lets throw in”Deadbeat” or “Spoiled Brat”. C’mon, an adult man who still gets money from mommy. Who is the real child here? I know mothers with infants who work full time and then some! And not all of those mothers have a spouse at home to help out!
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