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post #81 of 89
WOW..you are awesome! I am so glad your okay. I read my husband your post and he asked what kind of idiot is going to advertise he's going to kidnap a kid?
I don't know..do they?
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by tatangel19 View Post
I was at the mall the other day with DD, and she was having a meltdown because I would not give her a quarter for candy. As I was reasoning with her, this perfectly normal looking man came over and said'' You should give her what she wants, because any minute she could be taken from you''. Of course, I grabbed DD and walked away. Next we go to Target, where I wrestle DD into a cart. We are shopping, and she is doing the ''Why, why why'' thing. I finally reply, after answering many questions, ''I don't need to give an explaination for things ALL the time!'' This same creepy freak pops out from the aisle in front of us and says ''Yes you do, because she could be kidnapped tomorrow, and you will wish you did''. That was it. I roughly pushed past him, going to the checkout, where I reported him. The clerk called over the manager, who notified security. They told me this guy had been in there every day for the last two weeks, but they did'nt do anything because he had'nt bothered anyone. We debated the merits of calling the police, but decided against it because it was his word against mine, and right or wrong, he was a 50-something guy in a suit, and I was a heavily tattooed chick in a t-shirt. So after giving security a report, I went out to the car to leave. I put the stuff in the trunk, and strapped DD in the car, locking the door before opening mine. I look behind us, and two cars down is the SAME scary freak watching us. At this point, I have had it. I double checked the door locks, set the car alarm, put my gun in the holster(yes, I have a gun, yes I carry, but it is perfectly legal, for work, and I don't carry when I have my kids, so don't flame please) and marched over to him. I made sure that just a bit of the gun showed under my jacket, and calmly told him that if he continued to harrass and stalk me we where going to have a big problem. He eyed me, and the gun, and nodded. I jumped in the car and took off, and promptly drove for and hour or more all over town to be sure we were'nt followed. Once again, I understand not all of you would have done what I did, but I did it and don't want any flames. I just wanted to share my story, since I am still terrified about it.
Holy freaking crap! that would have scared me to pieces. You did exactly what YOU should have done. I don't know even what to say to this post except .....holy freaking crap. Maybe I would have got his license plate # and given to the police? I don't know, but stuff like that....just creeps me out so much. It makes me paranoid. I am NOT a paranoid person but damn that would do it.......are you ok? I mean you must have gottten home and just :. You've got a cool head on you to be able to think so quickly and be able to confront him like that.....I think I would have done the same thing. Scary. So freaking scary. Damn, damn, damn.
post #83 of 89
WOW! That is so scary! I am very impressed with how you handled the sitaution. You're my hero.

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Originally Posted by RadUnschooler View Post
WOW..you are awesome! I am so glad your okay. I read my husband your post and he asked what kind of idiot is going to advertise he's going to kidnap a kid?
I don't know..do they?
I would certainly believe that someone who is capable of kidnapping a child, would maybe consider it logical to "warn" this mom about how he feels she should treat her child, and then feel jusitified in kidnapping the child. I wouldn't be entirely surprised.

Creepy......... :
post #84 of 89
Fierce warrior mama! You rock!

I wonder if this guy's thing is kids or picking on women where they seem the most vulnerable. He maybe gets his jollies from making women upset for their children out in public. I bet no one has ever threatened him with a gun before. Hopefully, this will set him back.

I'm glad you are reporting this incident. Document document document when it comes to something like this.
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by RadUnschooler View Post
WOW..you are awesome! I am so glad your okay. I read my husband your post and he asked what kind of idiot is going to advertise he's going to kidnap a kid?
I don't know..do they?
In Protecting the Gift, which is a great book to read, author Gavin De Becker talks about how predators test parents to see their reactions. Perhaps this fellow was doing something like that though his attempts are pretty clumsy.
post #86 of 89
OMG!!! I have tears running down my face...that must have been terrifying!!! You are one brave woman...
post #87 of 89
OMG OMG oMG oMG! I know i'm working on controling my rage, but rage control goes out the window when I feel threatened no matter what anyone thinks. If it makes me seem insane, who gives a crap. I'll do whatever the heck it takes

You did handle yourself better than I did, as I would have scream so many insults right there as loud as I could hoping to attract attention and set him straight. Let's say that Jesus Christ would have gone in my back pocket along with the What Would Jesus Do saying. I'd probably even fight him--yes, right in front of my child. Flame me if you want, but I'll do whatever it takes to protect the ones I love, even if I have to get physical. I don't believe in diplomacy when I'm feeling threatened. I'm acting on instinct! I also would have gotten on my cell and called the police. Because I'm blind, I'd want to attract as much attention as possible so someone could see and give me a description. And believe me, the way that I yell would attract attention. i"d like to get witnesses so it would not be just my word against his. I don't do this too often, but I'd use my blindness as leverage. He'd look really bad for picking on or threatening a blind woman with a child. And I'd want it to seem that way. He is already lower than low for what he did, and I'd just want to add to it to hopefully get that freak off the streets, so someone else would not be his next victim. Let's just say his suit would be torn, his eyes poked out, and his face scarred just to name a few. Nobody will mess with my and especiall my child or any child in my care for that matter. I'd even jump in and fight if i saw another mother in danger. Yes I would. And if you are wondering if blind people can fight, yes they can and can do a darn good job. I can't tell you how many fights I got into as a kid. I also took a self defense class for blind people and then turned around to mentor it after graduating from it.

OOOOOO! What a freak that guy is! God! I can't believe that happened to you. i'm so sorry. I hope something that scary NEVER and I mean NEVER happens to me. I will keep you in my prayers tonight. I feel so bad.

Edited to add that I'd still be a Christian serving Jehovah God, even if I defended myself. There is NOTHING against that in the Bible.
post #88 of 89
You rock. I think what you did was perfectly appropriate! That is super scary!
post #89 of 89
any update yet?
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