Man Caught Stalking Little Girl In Target - Teen Jumps In And Asks "Do You Know Her?"
Michelle Shreeve 12/27/2016
Kids are very observant, more than adults tend to give them credit for. Sometimes, since their minds are like sponges, they can retain information better, or also even pick up on things faster than adults can.
It could be because they are paying attention more to the world as they are learning, or they just have more time to observe than busy adults do. Whatever the reason might be, at times, their attention to detail can end up saving the lives of others.
17-year-old Cameron Cook was shopping with his mom when he spotted a troubling scene he couldn't ignore. He noticed a little girl standing alone at Target. Near the little girl, was a man, standing in the little girl's personal space, who looked very suspicious to Cameron. He just had a really bad feeling about the guy.
Cameron's mom was not paying attention, as she was busily shopping along. She tried to tell Cameron to keep up with her while she shopped at Target, but the strange man didn't sit right with Cameron. He decided to get his mother's attention, and pointed her in the direction of the little girl with the stranger lurking behind her.
Cameron then saw the suspicious man grab himself, and at that moment, his mother acknowledged that something bad indeed was going on. She rushed Cameron out of sight to protect him from the stranger, but that's when the teen decided to take a stand. Instead of obeying his mother, Cameron courageously approached the strange man.
The first thing he noticed about the man was the stench of alcohol spilling out from his pores. Fearlessly, Cameron asked him what he was doing, and if he knew the little girl. The first thing out of his mouth was, "I am not a pervert." Cameron advised the man that he never asked him that question as to whether he was or not.
Cameron continued to ask the man questions, until he became so uncomfortable, he fled from the store altogether. Cameron's mother was so proud of her son, as the stranger he was questioning was a very big guy, who was up to no good. The probing most likely saved the little girl's life, as who knows what could have happened if Cameron didn't intervene.
Cameron and his mother told the store manager what happened, and he turned over surveillance to the police. Everyone tried to give Cameron kudos for what he did for the little girl, but he didn't want to accept any of it. He was just glad he was able to protect her.
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Cameron's observance and quick thinking are what turned this potentially dangerous situation into a safe one for the little girl. After all, if Cameron wasn't paying attention, who knows if anyone else would have stopped the stranger from trying to harm her.