October 6, 2010

"I just felt like everybody should step up in their own communities..."

"... and, when something like this happens, come together and try to do your part to help out. And, you know, I just thank that God I was put in the right situation to do what I did. Thank the man above for that."

21 comments:

edutcher said...

Good for him. It seems like there are a lot of cases like this where the involvement of ordinary people make the difference.

I just hope he doesn't get sued by some ambulance-chasing lawyer or arrested by the book cop.

Paul Kirchner said...

I saw him interviewed by Shepard Smith and was very impressed with how he handled himself--an unpretentious, decent, regular guy.

Maguro said...

Wow, great story. What a relief for the family.

sunsong said...

I think he's a hero - and an inspiration.

Revenant said...

I think he's a hero - and an inspiration.

I echo that sentiment.

traditionalguy said...

That true story made me cry a little. Vincent Perez just showed us what men do, and then he thanked God for the chance to help the little girl. Jesus said that men like Perez are examples of "loving your neighbor". It is nice to see that loving example happening in real life. That is what gives people hope...a few good people among all of the self centered ones.

Pogo said...

Thank you, Mr. Perez, and God bless.

And you are right, this is what people should do "in their own communities and, when something like this happens, come together and try to do your part to help out."

Alex said...

Just another glory hunter...

Methadras said...

Alex said...

Just another glory hunter...


Was that really necessary? The guy saved an 8 year old girls life and caught the perpetrator at the same time and this is all you have to say?

Anne B. said...

I think Alex was being sarcastic. At least I hope he was.

And yes, blessings on Mr. Perez for keeping an eye out and rescuing that poor kiddie.

Big Mike said...

Once upon a time what he did was no more that what anyone would expect of any man who deserved to be called a man. We've come down a long way when what he did is regarded as somehow heroic.

I'm glad he rescued the little girl, but what I'm saying is that there was a day when chasing down the abductor of a little girl would have been regarded as routine part of being a man. That's something America has lost and I can't see us getting it back.

Scott M said...

Notice how in the opening sentence he's labeled as a unemployed construction worker. Even if factual, what possible impact does it have on the story?

Was he only home to see the story on the news because he's unemployed? If so, does that insinuate employed construction workers wouldn't have the time of day to save a little girl?

What hidden axe to grind does the writer of this story have?

As an aside, as a father of four, this is a worst-case scenario thing for me. However, I know that statistically, it's highly unlikely to happen. We've already had a break-in from a knife-wielding would-be kidnapper so I think the cosmos has already given it a shot at our house. I'm far more worried about my little ones getting out on their own and wondering away. This is why all of my exit doors have those damned kid-proof knobs on them.

Diapers and kid-proof nobs...when both are gone, it truly will be the days of wine and roses...or at least the days sans wet wipes and fumbling to get out of the house.

ndspinelli said...

Is it serendipitous our hero is wearing an Angel's hat in the photo?

Scott M said...

Is it serendipitous our hero is wearing an Angel's hat in the photo?

Nah. Angels smite people. They don't cut them off with their Ford POS.

MadisonMan said...

Diapers and kid-proof nobs...when both are gone, it truly will be the days of wine and roses...or at least the days sans wet wipes and fumbling to get out of the house.

Not the days of wine and roses. More like the days of Whines and Know-ses.

Teens know it all, you know.

The Crack Emcee said...

Thank God for kidnappers to make us heroes so we can once again publicly thank God after he, in his omnipotence, made arrangements to snatch our kids.

I went for a walk with God - then I went home and masturbated at the thought of him. I know - that was kinda gay - but, still, it was my way to thank him for the opportunity of being divorced, and troubled, since my ex-wife loved him and fucking around with killer quacks (and killing) more than she loved me and holding hands. Oh - and the ongoing nightmares and other daytime mental diversions - must not forget those when the thanks are being ladled out to the big guy/girl/it/thing. They made it all happen:

Thank God.

P.S.

The Devil's been hanging around a lot lately, saying I got a raw deal and really needn't be so grateful. Why I could go out and snatch a kid for sex and most "real" (AKA God-fearing) men, today, wouldn't do a damned thing to stop me. Sounds better than masturbating to the idea of Jesus who, like my ex being gone so long, has made it clear he ain't coming back either. Devil says I need "a new outlet" and he's the ticket.

Any suggestions?

Scott M said...

Yeah. Snark aside, if there's a devil, the rest of it is true. Don't hedge your bets 'cuz that's a sure ride on the down escalator.

The Crack Emcee said...

Don't hedge your bets 'cuz that's a sure ride on the down escalator.

Wait - there's another down escalator?!?

Man, good thing I've got you guys around to explain these things to me:

I'd be lost without you.

Scott M said...

Crack - could have ended up worse. And always remember that there are people out there who HAVE ended up worse.

sonicfrog said...

I saw him interviewed by Shepard Smith and was very impressed with how he handled himself--an unpretentious, decent, regular guy.

Hey, that's what we're all like here in Fresno. But just wait, soon there will be a list of some sort that names Fresno the 4th most horrible city fat or something. It always happens when we get a little good publicity.

jimspice said...

Turns out the girl's mother didn't pay the $75 "kidnapping fee" to her local police.