While in the store, the little girl rebelled against her captor, got a phone and called 911, and refused to leave the store telling everyone "I ain't going anywhere. I'm waiting right here for my Momma." She kept her head and showed bravery that a lot of adults couldn't muster. Her captor fled the store and was later arrested a couple of miles away.
Watch the video and tell me if you think I'm off track....
Ok.... I dig this story because the little girl managed to get herself out of a seriously dangerous jam. What bothers me is how she got in the predicament to begin with. Going by the info in the news story, her enormously fat father is waiting at home for her every day. What the fuck is the fat bastard doing sitting around the house while his 9 year old walks home alone from school? Can he not hoist himself out of the easy chair, walk down to the school, and walk home with his little girl?
I know kids should be able to walk the streets and be safe. I know you can't smother kids and be over protective. I know sometimes financial reasons make it where both parents have to work while their kids come and go from school. I know the sole person to blame for the abduction is the pedo that abducted her (may he rot in hell).
I also know that what "should" be able to happen can bear little resemblance to the world we live in today. My first impulse upon seeing the weeping father was "Get off your fat ass and keep your kid safe!" There wasn't any reason for him not to escort her other than laziness.
Maybe I'm wrong feeling this way. Wouldn't be the first time. What do you think?