Family fakes kidnapping to teach child a lesson
A Missouri family thought it would be a good idea to teach a 6-year-old boy about the dangers of speaking to strangers ... by kidnapping him!
Spoiler alert: they're all arrested for kidnapping.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, an aunt of a young boy approached a co-worker and asked him to abduct her nephew to scare him into learning a lesson about "stranger danger." The boy's mother and grandmother both agreed it would be a good idea.
On Monday, the co-worker waited by the child's bus stop, lured him into his truck, then drove off. Now, if they really believed this was the best way to teach him this lesson, the young boy was probably scared enough at this point to get the picture. No, things were just getting started.
According to Fox News, the co-worker told the kid he'd never see his parents again and he would be "nailed to the wall of a shed." Then, he aimed a handgun at him.
The aunt's co-worker bound the boy using plastic bags and put a coat over his head, then drove him back to his home, abandoning him in his own basement. At this point, the aunt came down the stairs, pulled down the pants of the bound boy, and shouted he'd be sold into sex slavery. Then, and only then, did they explain the dangers of talking with strangers.
On Wednesday, the boy told teachers about what he'd learned, who then told Family Services what they'd learned.
The co-worker, the grandmother, and the aunt were charged with kidnapping, felonious restraint, and abuse of a child. The mother was charged with kidnapping and abuse of a child.
The boy, presumably, won't be talking to strangers ever again. Sadly, thanks to this ridiculous stunt, he won't be seeing his family anytime soon either.
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