Recently near my area there was a kidnapping. A woman befriended a family and then took their little baby boy out of the mall. The lady showed the baby off to her friends and was finally apprehended by police. The baby was found safe and being examined to see if any foul play occurred. Here is the story:
We have to be observant. There are other people in this world with deviant tendencies and mental problems that could cause harm to families. The problem often exists in “recognizing troubled individuals.” They might appear normal on the surface. They might appear very friendly, but until you know someone well enough there should be a limit as to how far you can trust anyone. Studies have shown that most women who have been raped knew their assailants in some form or capacity. A lot of thieves and robbers will case out a joint first before attempting their crimes. This particular story had a happy ending, but what about all the other cases that didn’t? The lady in this story who abducted the infant probably wasn’t a bad person, but just someone with a troubled mental state. When you think about it, there is no sense in befriending a family, taking their baby and even remotely thinking that you will get away with it. There are cameras everywhere. No, I would not be surprised if after they evaluate this women they find mental issues. We have to make our own determination when it comes to people we befriend. Please be careful when it comes to “any suspicious behavior” and make sure that you know enough about any new friends before you allow them access to your world. Thanks for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Late great saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., brother Bill Jolly and Brett Jolly