Thursday, January 14, 2010

Warning To All Parents

I hate to make a post like this, but I just can't believe as a parent, how terrifying this world can be. I heard this story first hand from a parent witness who's child was at this party.

Over the weekend a 5 year old little girl had a b-day party at a Chuck E Cheese. After the party, the mother was at the front paying and the little girl was standing next to her. The mother glanced away briefly to pay, looked down again and the girl was gone. It was chaotic with lots of kids and families leaving, so of course she was frantic. When the mother glanced toward the door, she saw a strange man holding her daughter's hand leading her outside. The mother immediately started screaming, so the man dropped the little girl's hand and started running. The police think the man may have temporarily sedated the little girl with an ether soaked cloth just long enough to make her disoriented so she wouldn't scream or cause a scene. Fortunately the little girl is fine and with her family, but the parent who told me this story said the mother is understandably traumatized.

It's sad that we have to be so cautious and suspicious all the time, but I guess it simply comes with the territory of being a parent in this day and age. Please if you have young children, know where they are at all times and if you're in a public place, NEVER take your eyes off of them. It's sad, but never even for a second.

(for those of you who live close to me, it was not a Chuck E Cheese near us)

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1 comment:

Marcy B. said...

OMG! My heart just fell on the floor, I couldn't imagine. Let's hold our girls just a little tighter tonight. xoxo, Marcy