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So my family and I went to the beach to watch some fireworks tonight. We of course got there early to reserve our spots and play in the sand a bit before the show. At around 8:00 a naked boy ran by us, no older than 3 maybe 2. Now the child had no parents around him and looked really scared like a lost child would look like. When he finally stopped running I was a considerable distance away from him, now the people who were by him instead of helping started laughing and taking pictures with their iPhones. Not one person went to go help the child. I finally got up walked all the way over there to go help him.

I picked him up and walked him down the beach to go searching for his parents. I ended up walking at least a half of a mile before I came in contact with the dad. Of course he was relieved to have found his son and he thanked me on and on etc. but he wasn't worried at all, he barely noticed that he left. The thing that I don't understand is why nobody bothered to stop and ask him where his parents were. I also don't get how a child that small could run 1/2 mile away. And I still don't get why he was naked. This was all just a dangerous situation that noone seemed to care about

by on Jul. 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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2metalbabies
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Wowzers! You had to walk "all that way" yet could still tell that people were using iPhones? You're a hero?
ncbirdie
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Those parents suck.  When I was a kid, there was a little 2-3 year old showed up on our back porch naked.  I don't remember what my mom did.  I know we found out that he lived through a small wooded area next to the big road. His parents sucked, too.  If I were in my mom's shoes today, I would call the cops.

BradysMommy887
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:21 AM


I found out that they were iPhones when I went over to the child. 

Quoting 2metalbabies:

Wowzers! You had to walk "all that way" yet could still tell that people were using iPhones? You're a hero?



2metalbabies
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Ok. Glad you remembered all the important details, just I case the authorities could have been contacted.


Quoting BradysMommy887:


I found out that they were iPhones when I went over to the child. 


Quoting 2metalbabies:

Wowzers! You had to walk "all that way" yet could still tell that people were using iPhones? You're a hero?





Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:26 AM

It's not the beach or running away that's scary, it's the water. Kids drown every fourth of July in my area.

FirstTimeMama21
by Silver Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Shame on the people taking photos! I would have done the same as you if I had been in your shoes.
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CBMMOM
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:40 AM

  Most likely,the people laughing,were laughing because they thought he was cute. They may not have seen that he had come from a long way away. They probably thought he belonged to someone nearby. I don't know what the picture taking would be about,unless it was just to add visual to the stories they planned to tell their friends about the night they  had. Hopefully no one had any ill intent.  The parents are crap,on the other hand. That baby shouldn't have had 2 minutes unsupervised,let alone however long it took him to get down the beach. Poor little guy. I hope this is an isolated incident,not the norm for him.

Mychele
by Ruby Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Yes !!!! People are freaking stupid.

Quoting quinnsmom715:

if they were taking naked pics of the kid,isnt that child porn?

alf2651
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM


Quoting tinakinakins:

Wow. If my DD was missing, the whole damn beach would know it. And she would NOT be naked. SMH.


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BellaByrdie
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 1:24 AM

I couldn't imagine if it were me OR my husband we would have been CHASING AFTER him.   And if he had snuck off without one of us we would have been FRANTICALLY searching for our missing child.  People are STUPID!!! 

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