Good Samaritan targeted, beaten after helping lost toddler

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/good-sama...t-toddler-082805037--abc-news-topstories.html
    father is in the wrong here, yeah I get you thought he was taking the kid YOU let out of your sight, but not to regret it AFTER finding out he was looking for the family? wrong, dude is lucky the guy did not press charges.
     
  2. Number-Six macrumors 6502

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    People like that are the reason that barely anyone helps anyone anymore
     
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    Unreal. That kid's family is absolute, knuckledragging trash. No regrets and no apology.

    They ought to be grateful that the guy isn't pressing charges, but they're probably too dumb to realize they should be grateful.
     
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    He is lucky that it wasn't me or he would have gotten his ass kicked.
     
  5. jkcerda, Jun 28, 2017
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    Guy is lucky charges were not pressed, hell guy is lucky CPS did not get involved since he lost the kid in the first place.
     
  6. Zenithal, Jun 28, 2017
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    Doesn't your wife hit you with her sandals?
     
  7. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, but I am wearing the gimp suit by then........................:p
     
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    It could be worse. Your mother in law could be living with you guys.
     
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    ha, she's not bad, she is an AMAZING cook and minds her business , if I had the room I would not mind it at all :eek:
     
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    2 yo shouldn't be unsupervised, should be charging the parents with neglect.
     
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    The idiot parents are lucky. I'm not so sure about the kid.
     
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    Wow. I suppose it's understandable for a parent to become overly protective of their child, especially in a time of extreme stress (losing the child). The fact the family did not appologize (rather doubled down on criticisms) is ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as publically smearing the guy who found their child (and perhaps protected him from actually being abducted).

    I might forgive the father for beating the crap out of me. But smearing my name is not something I would tolerate.

    The world is an interesting place these days.
     
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    Ever since the kids began walking we don't let them out of our site. Even if it's inside the house. Big house, lots of hiding places.
     
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    Dude should have knocked the dad in the mouth a few times after the cops showed up and told him that no he doesn't regret it either as you don't let your kids our of your site like that. People like this dad shouldn't be allowed to have kids.
     
  16. VulchR, Jun 29, 2017
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    Given that I currently reside in Scotland, I've been in situations in which I have encountered drunk people who were dangerously intoxicated (falling over and hurting themselves, in danger of hypothermia, or outright passed out) on the street. It's rare but it happens (I live in a University town). Like most people I worry about the reaction of the person I am trying to help or how it might might be perceived by others. Thus, I always call the police first and describe to them the situation as I approach the person. Anybody picking up a stray kid should immediately call the police to them what's going on, just to set the record straight. Still, you'd think the family would apologise to the Samaritan publicly if they misunderstood his intentions.
     
  17. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    used to be that you didn't have to do that. It was easy enough to just help the child find their parents. Now, they beat and call you a molester for just glancing that direction. Humanity sucks.
     
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    True, but not of everybody thankfully. :)
     
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    The bolded part above just makes me sad. I'm not saying you're wrong, but the idea that we have to engage law enforcement while we assist another human being just makes me feel like we are all socially broken.

    It's like we're all better off if we mind our own business. If we could measure aggregate isolation, I'm certain we would be the most isolated people in human history.
     
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    That's number 285 of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. Yarp, I'm a nerd.:p
     
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    What about those that helped the social media smear of the good Samaritan?
     
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    In my experience it takes a few seconds, they usually just note the call in their logs, and if they're concerned they stay on the phone while the person is approached. I have to say that I have offered help three times to drunken people in my town over the last year, and it always turned out OK (at least in the short term).
     
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    I spend a lot of time at kids' play-places. It doesn't shock me at all any more how little attention some people pay to their kids. At least weekly I have to stop a small toddler from climbing a play structure designed for much bigger kids while the parents are either staring at their phones, or talking about BS with other parents.
     

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