Tattooed Man Finds Two Girls In Attempted Abduction
LifeAspire Staff 6/3/2017
How often are we guilty of judging a book by its cover? If we are truly honest, then it happens more than any of us would like to admit. Thankfully stories like the one you are about to read are a good reminder of how life can be a surprise when it comes to guessing just who is good and bad.
In Falkirk, Scotland, the opinion of people with lots of tattoos is perhaps not very different than what we think of them here in America. Usually words like rebellious, goth, and counter culture come to mind when we see a person tatted up with ink all over their body!
Viper McDonald is one of those people whose love for tattoos even has his face covered in a pretty cool design. More often than not, those who don't know him find his choice a bit weird and assume him to be perhaps a little less conventional than the rest of us.
Recently while hanging out in one of the local parks with his son, Viper noticed a suspicious man lurking about trying to lure two kids to the woods. Two young girls were playing in the park when this man came by on his bicycle and asked for their help in looking for his lost jacket in the woods near by. As one of the mom's of the girls later put it:
"This absolute beastie scum tried to get my daughter and her friend to go into the woods with him in broad daylight."
Well, Viper and his son wasted no time in taking action when they saw and heard what was going on. They immediately questioned the man and made sure he stayed away from the girls. Sources claim that they restrained the man until the police arrived on the scene.
Flickr/Town of Bancroft
Needless to say, what many would have guessed as a shady character himself because of the way he looked, ended up being the one who saved the day! In order to honor Viper and say a big thank-you, the mom of the second daughter posted on Facebook just what had happened and how if it wasn't for Viper, bad things could have happened:
"Rather than sharing the picture of the bas***d that has been charged with attempted abduction of our daughters....share the hero's photo! This is Viper. Last night Viper and his 16yr old son Brandon saw our daughters being taken away by a man and Viper questioned what was going on and telling our girls to run to the safety of his wife."
Luckily the police got the bad guy who might have escaped unscathed had it not been for Viper and his son's intervention. Here is what the mom again expressing her gratitude:
"We will never be able to express our thanks to him and his family enough. This is the people you should be sharing and talking about - not the beast that's currently in a jail cell..."
Facebook/Barnsley Community Watch
It takes a village to raise a kid no matter where you live in the world and that village is made up of many characters both good and bad. In this case of the two girls who were having a great day on the playground, the person who came to their rescue was someone that society might have seen with an eye of suspicion just because he had chosen an unconventional way to express himself.
Tattoos don't make a person bad, it's what is inside their head that can cause trouble. The two mothers agree that:
"People who put the safety of their community first and aren't afraid to question a situation that looks wrong. We're just so thankful that they were there yesterday."
Hopefully, this incident is a great reminder for all of us to be invested in the safety of our community and while at it, to make sure we are inclusive of all those who make up this beautiful place.
Sources: Daily Mail, Facebook/Barnsley Community Watch, FB Image Source: Facebook/Barnsley Community Watch