posted on Jul, 24 2007 @ 11:12 PM
Through last fall and into the winter, Scott Scherer and Melanie Hardrath fell into a familiar routine for each Packers game day: wake up,
shower and head for Potawatomi Bingo Casino to hang out for six hours or more. But Hardrath's 7-year-old son didn't have a place in that routine. So
his mother and her live-in boyfriend forced one on him that even Hardrath's attorney called "bizarre": When the Greenfield couple went to watch the
team play, the boy was deadbolted in his room with a loaf of bread, some peanut butter and jelly. He also got a bucket to use as a toilet, which he
had to empty and clean himself when the couple returned.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Let me preface my comments by saying I am a rabid Green Bay Packer fan. Can't say I would want to watch a game with these two. What's amazing is
the man at one time had a job counseling troubled teens. I would say the chances are pretty good the poor boy from the story will need some counseling
at some future time. Let's hope his counselor is a better person than his mother's boyfriend.
These two got seven and nine months respectively and are eligible for work release.
I think I may have given them a bit more time.
I know horrible stories about abused children can be found every day in just about every newspaper. I think we become desensitized because this type
of news is so prevalent. My wife, for instance, can barely stand to hear this type of news. She's more comfortable having her life focused solely
on the positive that is our daughter, and would rather believe these things don't happen. I don't blame her.
The posted story is just so bizarre, I thought it might make people think. As badly as this boy was treated, there are those that are treated far
By grabbing public attention, maybe the weird stories serve an odd purpose?