The first thing I would like to do is thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers when my son went missing for over seven hours the other day. The love and support my wife and I felt was very overwhelming! It just goes to show that Sleeplessdad.com and TheDailyGoodieBag.com have the best fans in the world!
I guess from this point all that is left is to tell the whole story as told by my son and his grandmother. Supposedly at 3pm on August 9th, my son told his Grandmother that he was going to walk his friend (who happened to be a girl) home. She only lives a block or so from the house so she told him it was fine. The two kids then took off to get her home when ( and this is where it get sketchy) a group of kids began to chase them. According to my son, these kids not only chased them out of the neighborhood, but down a main road and a side road. I grew up in that area so I think it is safe to say that if they were where they claim then they ran about 4-5 miles before they stopped. He claims that at that point they got lost on the way back home. A little over seven hours into their journey they were picked up at the entrance of the neighborhood by a police cruiser and each brought home.
Now, taking a step back and looking at the situation as well as who is involved really made me think. For starters, my 14 year old has never told the truth a day in his entire life. I know you might be thinking maybe that is an exaggeration. Trust me, it is a sad and unfortunate truth. I have never met a kid that flat out could not tell the truth until my son. I also take into consideration the girl that he was with. If you remember a while back I posted about my son having Facebook taken away due the the crude interactions with a couple of his friends. She was one of them and probably the worst. For a reminder of that post Click Here.
There are many things that bother me about his story. There are too many things that don’t add up. I know if I was being chased and thought I was in physical danger, then I would run for help. Not just run away, but I would run and find anyone who could help. Where could he have gone for help you ask? Well lets start from the closest place and go to the furthest place.
The girl lived a block or so away so why not run there? Okay, maybe that is the direction these “bullies” were coming from and they couldn’t go that way. You can’t get to where they ended by running through the neighborhood because there is a waterway separating the two areas. That means they had to run out of the neighborhood at the entrance. If that is the case as you are leaving the neighborhood, you run straight at a 7-11 which sits comfortably at the entrance. There are always cops there too! They did not do this. Instead they made a right turn out of the neighborhood, crossed a steel bridge, and proceeded down another main road. They passed by a Food Lion Shopping center with a bunch of stores and a few restaurants. From there they continued down this main road and made a right turn down a side street and ended up in a neighborhood a couple of miles down. I used to live in that neighborhood when I was a teen so I know exactly where it is! All they would have had to do is go into a business and say HELP!
I am sorry, but what kind of person believes a story like that? Oh wait, I know. His Grandmother believes a story like that. She is on Facebook and Lord knows where else making this kid some kind of martyr. It doesn’t surprise me though. Since he was a baby she has made excuse after excuse for the things that he has done. He can do no wrong in her eyes. Everyone else sees it but not her. Every person in our family that heard this story has called B.S. except her. Lets do the list. Me, my wife, my parents, my brother, his aunts and this list goes on and on.
You are probably thinking “wow I can’t believe he is calling her out like that”. Well, believe it. I normally don’t do things like that but when you deal with someone choosing favorites (and everyone but her sees it), believing the most ridiculous stories and defending him tooth and nail, there comes a point where you aren’t doing this kid any favors. I will go ahead and say that if she reads this and has a problem with it then feel free to come to me about it. My wife is asleep right now and has nothing to do with what I am writing so leave her out of it. The bottom line is that in the realm of fact or fiction, this story is definitely fiction. I know it, his mother knows it and now so do all of you!This blog may contain links to sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy for details.