Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I Went To The Police

I went to the police to report the incident from my previous Blog...I was a little leery due to the fact that I didn't have a license plate number. My son and I went in and I started to tell one officer...but he looked disinterested and kept looking at the clock over my head. I was halfway through my story (which I don't think he even heard)...when all of a sudden he said, "My shifts over, please have a seat and someone will be down in a minute to hear your story." At this point I'm feeling a little stupid, but I'm determined to have someone listen...hoping to save a child from a possible kidnap attempt.

The next guy starts listening to my story and then proceeds to start looking directly behind me...I turned around to see if the clock was mesmerizing him too. A guy with long, bushy black hair, was walking toward the bathroom. Knowing that he wasn't listening, I just stopped and said, "Do you need to go check out the situation or something?" He goes, "Uh no, go ahead." As I tried to get the point across that the men were targeting my son...he kept trying to make it about me. He said,"You need to make sure you carry your cell phone, don't jog alone, be aware of your surroundings, and get a license plate number." I said, "I know all of that, but they weren't after me, they were after my son and I'm worried that they might try to take other children."

He said, "Give me a description of the cars and when I'm out on the streets tonight I will be on the lookout." I told him, "It was two Hispanic men, one in his late 40's to early 50's the other was younger in his 20's or 30's. The older man was driving a light metallic gold Honda accord, a late 90's model. The younger guy was in a white old Chevy van with different color stripes on it." He said, "Okay, thanks, and what's your name?" I told him and left...he never wrote anything down or took a report.

I felt pretty frustrated as I left, he just didn't seem to get the fact that they were targeting my son and not me. On a positive note...I've eased my conscious and at least tried to get a warning out to the community.

7 comments:

Heather said...

I CANNOT believe they blew you off like that!!! I read your story and it was terrifying and very obvious that those men meant to do something bad. I'm so sorry all of this happened. I hope life gets cautiously back to normal soon.

SoccerMom said...

At this point I would be so angry I would be calling my local media and making sure they knew about these two scum and that I went to the police and they could care less. Again I am so glad you and your son were fine. It just breaks my heart that I could be sending messages that express my sincere sympathy all because it was coffee break time for someone who could have cared less. I hope these two get caught quickly! You did the right thing by reporting it. Good On You!!!

~Trish~ said...

Ok yea that is very frustrating...I'm dating a police officer and believe me, I will vent to him about this LOL

Mrs. R said...

I hope it wasn't LAPD. My husband was LAPD for 10 years and still has some good friends there. I'm thinking you are South of there by the pics on the blog. Anyway, if it was, let me know, that is totally unacceptable! You probably need someone specific to ask for. I know they have Sgnt. that deal just with the communities concerns.

April said...

I can't believe they did that! That's like something you'd see in a movie...I didn't know that happens in real life. How sad! Let's hope that because of their disinterest, that some kid doesn't end up getting kidnapped.

Tj and Amy said...

No offense to dad! but the police are ridiculous some times, this is the kindof stuff they need to be on top of! It makes me soooo mad! p.s. I got my galvanic spa and love it, i forgot to take before pics but i have only done it twice so maybe i will do it before the next treatment.

Mom said...

definitely consider contacting your local newspaper....might get a better reception.

do a flier and pass it around your neighborhood, maybe.