Apparently, a sick, twisted little scumbag approached a nine-year-old girl and tried to get her to follow him to his van - which, according to him, had puppies in it. Yeah, whatever, I'm sure.
Now, for some reason, the girl screamed and ran straight out of grabbing range to an adult, and the shady figure dashed off. No doubt because he remembered he had just left his puppies unattended.
.... I mean, seriously? Not only are we talking about a fucking stupid, malicious pervert of a moron, but did he actually think that tactic would work?
Naturally and quite understandably, people are concerned about this whacko being on the run. However it's important to remember that this is the infamous boogeyman we're all conditioned to fear.
While stranger-danger is an ironically dangerous fad, most children are taught about the cliched "I have candy in my van!" technique, at least, but this fucking Darwin Award nominee seriously thought he could walk up to a nine year old and pull it on her.
That's what we're afraid of. A drooling moron whose best, most carefully laid out abduction plan has almost zero chance of success with a child over five. Far from the dangerous, Hannibal Lecter-esque, "intelligent child molester" stereotype portrayed by Law and Order, this genius simply has no idea about kids, he doesn't understand them or know any; how fucking disconnected is this guy? Or is that a redundant question, since we are talking about someone who tried to abduct a child?* Meanwhile, the kid he attempted to abduct was way ahead of him. That sounds about right: parents, your kids are smart enough to go out into the wide, wide world and not be abducted by idiots like this, and said idiots are a rare, overstated danger.
I hate to say it, but every single time I hear of someone trying to snatch a kid off the street, they always seem to be complete idiots who never succeed. Thankfully.
Not saying I don't think this man is a serious threat. He could just try to grab the next one, or learn from his mistake and try the same trick on a younger child. I'm hoping they catch him soon. No, wait, I don't want my tax dollars going towards feeding this devolved simian. I hope he has a change of heart or trips and dies getting out of bed tomorrow. You know what, Idiot McMoron, just fuck off, I hate you. Stop existing. Abducting a child. Fucking disgusting.
One thing though, Mister Newspaper: you called him a "sex pervert." I don't know why, but for some reason that bugs me.
At no point in the article did you explain that. There was nothing to say he was intent on molesting as opposed to murdering, torturing, or extorting (the parents of) that kid. Isn't that a bit presumptuous? I know what you're doing, actually, and that's what pisses me off: not-so-subtly slipping in "paedophile" into the article to whip up some delicious, newspaper-selling panic. We have no idea. Maybe he was a lonely, mentally-retarded lunatic who really wanted a child of his own? This kind of naked, yet ineffectual, manipulation pisses me off. Only thing worse is that I know it works.
Pepperspray is legal in this state, parents. In certain European countries, older kids can carry it for defence against persons and animals. Hint hint. Maybe we should be doing that. If it works fine, and it does, in these countries, all arguments about kids being 'irresponsible' or whatnot are already negated, so don't even try. Let your nine-year-old run around and play in the neighborhood. She's old enough to be out of your sight, she's old enough to carry something to protect her from much larger adults and loose animals.
The drooling sub-human that tries to hurt her should cop a face-full of this beautiful stuff. One pervert deterred and clearly marked. Bwahaha!
* - mind you, I can't help but wonder if he actually had puppies. Did he go out of his way to buy any to complete the ruse?
NB: Always remember that the principal perpetrators of abuse will always be someone known to a child. Parents, primarily. "Street snatching" is almost unheard of and almost never succeeds. Once more, I ask that people bring their focus to the children being abused, physically and emotionally, in their own homes by their own parents and family, rather than ineffectual boogeymen like "Online Predators" and would-be kidnappers. Stop those screwed up individuals whenever possible, but we can't allow a great, sensationalist crusade for their blood to blind us from the bigger issues.