Monday, April 24, 2006

So scary.....

My 13 year old, 6'1" son was robbed Friday evening!

My husband had just dropped him off in the next town to visit with his best buddy who had moved there. The boys were on their way to the local McDonald's, and happened to be separated by traffic. The McDonald's is in a large shopping centre, with a Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and numerous box stores. Nick got ahead of his pal, and waited in a lane way beside a store for him to catch up. An SUV stopped and two men robbed him, one stayed in the car with a supposed gun, and the other demanded his money. Nick immediately handed over his cash, an entire $10, and his cell phone. Well that wasn't good enough, and this disgusting piece of filth then proceeded to put his own hands in all of Nick's pockets to check for more money, and then laughed in his face when he saw how scared this poor kid was! Just incredible!! Of course everything happened very fast so by the time his friend caught up, the SUV was speeding away. Luckily Nick was unharmed. Its just so infuriating to me but scary also, and I can't even think about how worse things might have been.

I can only hope that may be this will raise Nick's awareness about being in more open areas, not being alone, and that he's not invincible, bad things can and will happen to anybody anywhere.

Luckily being only 13, he is very resilient and seems to have gotten over it far better than my husband and me. But it can be a big scary world out there.

3 comments:

Von said...

Wendy, I'm so glad your son wasn't hurt!! It is indeed a scary world out there.

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, my heart is in my throat while I read this! How scary! I am glad your son was unhurt, but furious that this sort of thing happens.

Heather said...

I'm glad your son is unharmed, but it's still very scary.