Police search for 2 suspects who attempted to abduct 12-year-old in Surprise
SURPRISE -- Police officers are searching for two (wait... how the F are there TWO?! Some guy actually knew of another guy that would roll with him on this???) suspects who reportedly pulled a girl into a van in Surprise Wednesday afternoon.
According to Surprise police Sgt. Mark Ortega, a 12-year-old girl reported that she and a friend were approached by two men in a blue van (van dealerships need to do way more diligent background checks) near Greenway Road and 165th Lane shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The suspects stopped the van and opened the side door. Ortega said that one of the suspects told the 12-year-old girl that he knew her friends. As she approached the side door, he reportedly grabbed her and pulled her into the van.
(I hate people)
The victim reported that when she called a friend on her cell phone, the suspects immediately released her a few blocks away. (Thank you, Sprint!)
Ortega said the girl was not injured and did not require medical attention.
"We are very fortunate that she was released unharmed," Ortega said. "We urge parents to speak to their children and stress the importance of not talking to strangers."
The suspects are described as males, 17 to 18 years old with dirty blond hair.
(I picked this story because it has a happy ending. All too many of these stories don't. The point of me calling this out is...is this shit happening more or has the distribution of media made these stories [that terrifying parents and UNCLES everywhere] more readily available?? Probably quite a bit of both. There are only a few triggers that I have. I'm a pretty understanding man and I do my best to practice infinite patience, but I have no sympathy and particular hatred like these special breeds of f***s.)
Are things getting worse?
Is it a typical generational thing in that we, as current or future parents, will be forced to concern ourselves with (seemingly) greater risks than when we were young? Or are things moving at an accelerated pace?
The silver lining, which always exists -- even if you can't see it right away-- is that more and more decent people are rising up to balance the insanity. We hear about humanitarian organizations and charitable causes and with each ascent technology makes, the easier it is for people to make a difference.
For as disappointed I am in so many of these sloths I hear about I'm immensely encouraged by so many people I know and their efforts to quell the tide of insanity.