Well. I don't know that my opinion will be liked by anyone but here's how this made me feel.
Angry. some what of an "awh that was cute, he wanted to defend himself" but more of a reminder that I need to make sure I raise my son to understand
that at such a young age, he cannot take on an adult like that. He could have been shot, people don't give a F about any of our kids these days. When
someone who is armed tells you to get on the ground (in this kind of a situation where the store is being robbed) you get on the ground, take cover,
hide do what you have to do, to make sure you stay out of the way and don't get shot. ESPECIALLY when you are a young child. I'm not blaming anyone
necessarily, this was just another reminder that we will make sure our son is realistic in his self defense.
This was a totally careless and really ignorant choice for that little boy. If it was me in that situation and my son did that I think my damn heart
would have stopped.
Sorry if I have offended anyone, but my dad always raised me to keep myself safe in dangerous situations, certainly don't attack anyone UNLESS they
are trying to take you from point A to point B. In that case you do what EVER you have to do, scream bite, gouge eyes out, etc...
As dad always said, If they are going to kill you, then fight at point A don't let them take you anywhere. IF they're going to kill you, they'll kill
you right then and there where theres a chance for a witness or someone to hear you scream for help, but if they get you to point B they will
certainly torture, harm, and murder you.
But in this case... it's like the employees are told, you don't fight if its not necessary, you give them the cash, and you keep your life and your
job, if everything goes well. MOST robbers of this caliber are not out to murder anyone, they just want drug money. Sometimes even just money for
their kids. I'm not justifying it, I'm just saying most cases they don't want to shoot you, and you shouldn't want to provoke them. I get that hes
just a kid, but jesus jumped up christ that scared the hell out of me.
This thread just stressed me out hardcore.
edit on 5/27/2016 by NerdGoddess because: (no reason given)