Can you imagine a more terrifying turn of events than a masked stranger trying to snatch your toddler out of your own back yard? Maybe there’s one, but it doesn’t immediately come to mind. Nevertheless, that’s what a White Center, Washington mom had to deal with Sunday. The report from komonews.com relates that Melissa “Hines felt someone brush by her and she saw a man run around the back of her house with her child under his arm . . .
“The guy had him in his hands, and he brushed up kind of behind me, and I saw that he had my son in his arms,” she remembers.
She gave chase and the kidnapper tripped and fell, dropping the child. A fight ensued between the mom and the attacker and the mom said she eventually laid on the ground on top of her son to protect him from the man.
After kicking her almost to unconsciousness, the black-clad kidnapper took off without the child.
“We’re always telling the kids got to make sure the gates are latched, are closed, and need to stay in the yard, stay in the yard,” Hines said. “And this guy was inside our yard, which makes it really scary.”
Just a guess, but based on her description of the dood, it doesn’t sound like a latched gate would have been much of a deterrent. On the other hand, a Mosberg 500 . . . .