I just saw this story on the old news station I used to watch when we lived in Jersey and I'm rendered utterly speechless. Seems a little boy, age 6, was deemed 'too nice to people' by his mother, grandmother and aunt, and they wanted to teach him a lesson about possible stranger danger.
They had a friend of his aunt lure him into a truck with the threat of never seeing his mommy again, said that he's be 'nailed to the wall of a shed' and showed a gun to get him to stop crying.
They tied him up, blindfolded him, drove him to his house and kept him in his basement for awhile before bringing him upstairs, removing the blindfold and lecturing him about staying away from strangers.
Um, what the ever-loving hell???
Folks, I'm stunned. I'm rendered speechless at the horror of this story. His mother, grandmother, aunt and the friend are all in jail, the boy has been placed in protective custody.
This is just MY opinion, and you can choose to agree or disagree with me, but this boy NEEDS to be in protective custody, he needs to be protected from his family, from those who claim to love him. This poor little boy will probably need counseling and years of therapy after this bullshit idea.
I understand their thinking behind it, but come on! A handgun? Tying him up, blindfolding him and threatening him and his mommy if he doesn't cooperate? In WHAT WORLD is that a GOOD LESSON?
What do YOU think would be a better way to teach a lesson? Does it involve a handgun? Add this to the warehouse full of things I just don't understand.
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