Post # 1
Out of nowhere a big booming voice rang out. “THAT’S a BOY?!” The man was overly large with a bushy beard and a camouflage shirt with the arms cut off. He had tattered shorts and lace-up work boots with no laces. I could smell the fug of cigarette smoke surrounding him, and there was a definite pong of beer on him.
“Yes,” I said simply, still smiling.
With no notice, the man stepped forward, grabbed the headband off of Dexter’s head and threw it to the bottom of our shopping cart. He then cuffed Dexter around the side of his head (not hard, but that is not the point) and said with a big laugh, “You’ll thank me later, little man!”
At the same time as I stepped forward, Dexter grabbed his head where the man had smacked him and threw his other hand forward, stomping his foot and shouting, “NO!” I got between my son and this man and said very firmly, “If you touch my son again, I will cut your damn hands off.”
The guy snarled at me, looked at Dexter with disgust and said, “Your son is a f*cking fa***t.” He then started sauntering out, but not before he threw over his shoulder, “He’ll get shot for it one day.”
Post # 5
Yeah, I’d be pressing charges too. This is infuriating!
Post # 6
@eeniebeans: Agreed. That sucker would be facing assualt charges had that been my kid. Although I think a public shaming via media is also a good option. Horrible.
Post # 7
OMG, what a horrible story!
Post # 8
Apparently, no one stepped forward to help her, either. I can’t believe people…no wait. What’s sad is that I CAN believe people. =(
Post # 9
If this happened to me, I do believe I WOULD be arrested because I would soccer kick that guy in the nuts. OOOH I am so mad now.
Post # 10
@peachacid: I could see, though, how people could be so shocked and dumbfounded that they wouldn’t know what to do. Not saying that’s an ok reaction, but I can see how it could happen.
Post # 11
OMG. I’m shaking in fury. I really really wish she would have called the police right there.
Post # 12
I hope the kid is okay – sometimes when I hear about these stories I imagine how differently it wouldve turned out if someone did something, or if the victim had some form of self-defense with them, like a can of mace. It just makes me feel better to imagine this bigoted man being maced in the face and being taught a lesson for being such a giant ass and putting hands on a small child.
Post # 13
People should be ashamed of themselves.
I hope this kid is okay and just a little input here..
If you wake up in the morning and two people LOVING each other angers you, then you SERIOUSLY need to re-evaluate your life.
Post # 14
@Laurenskii: If you wake up in the morning and two people LOVING each other angers you, then you SERIOUSLY need to re-evaluate your life.
This times a million.
I can’t believe that a grown man would do that and say that about and to a child.
Post # 15
@SweetartMD: this times a million. I would have gone mama bear on his ass!! How dare that man touch another persons child and then say such ugly words…
Post # 16
This is awful. And I completely echo what @Laurenskii said. Love is love, really doesn’t matter who it involves.
And pink headbands are just cool!
There is a lot of internet buzz saying that it isn’t true though. How much of that is haters hating, and how much is accurate I don’t know.
I do find it strange that she hasn’t called the police though. (A look at her blog and Twitter don’t show any signs of having made a report, just that she’s considering it- if she has by now, awesome)
I can totally get not doing anything there and then through sheer shock that anyone could do something so horrible, especially as the safety and wellbeing of your 2 year old and 5 month old would be your top priority, but why wouldn’t you call the police later on? Or the management of the store?
If it was me, I’d be filing a police report before posting about it on my blog.