December 19, 2016

“I went to visit a friend. Her name is Carolina. She lives in this complex. We were drinking a lot over there in her house."

"We went outside — I went outside [to] smoke a cigarette. I guess I got blacked out. I went to the wrong door... And I guess, that’s when I saw this midget... It looks like a midget and I thought it’s [a] midget.”

Said the man discovered in a family's living room in the middle of the night, holding their 2-year-old girl and telling her "I'm your friend."

The man had left his shoes and coat and passport in the child's bedroom and had used the bathroom and had some orange juice to drink from the refrigerator.

ADDED: There's a famous saying: "When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras." When you see a very small person, think child, not "midget."

25 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Was his name Podesta?

Mike Sylwester said...

Was his name Podesta?

Thread winner already.

mccullough said...

Goldilocks

The Cracker Emcee said...

Pedesta, actually.

Humperdink said...

Presumably he is still alive. Lucky. (Link failed so we don't know)

SukieTawdry said...

A report from The Orlando Sentinel.

The child's father said that after the confrontation, they found that the 2-year-old was still wearing the same pajamas and diaper she had been wearing when they put her to bed, according to the police report.

That's somewhat comforting. I'm a little surprised Cohen emerged from his confrontation with the father unscathed. Or alive even.

SteveR said...

Smoking cigarettes in the cold is dangerous

Quaestor said...

Lazlo rips the page from his Smith Corona and wads it up in disgust.

Yancey Ward said...

Given the details, I assume the man was drunk to the point of near-blackout.

Rocketeer said...

That's somewhat comforting. I'm a little surprised Cohen emerged from his confrontation with the father unscathed. Or alive even.

On the other side of the ledger, his father was a sex offender, and sadly these things seem to perpetuate in families.

Rocketeer said...

There's a famous saying: "When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras." When you see a very small person, think child, not midget.

Aphorisms are useful - for the sober.

RightIsRight said...
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Oso Negro said...

The perp is lucky to be alive.

Laslo Spatula said...

All midgets are grey in the dark.

I am Laslo.

Bob Boyd said...

I don't think you're supposed to just pick up midgets.

Bad Lieutenant said...

MEG, not for nothing, but whaddya mean minimize the story? She posted it!

The Cracker Emcee said...

Where are all the midgets? All I ever see anymore are dwarves. Gland therapy?

Guildofcannonballs said...

I hate drunks that muck it up for the rest of us.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Yancey Ward said...

Given the details, I assume the man was drunk to the point of near-blackout.

Given the details, I assume we have not been given all of the details.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Given the details, I assume we have not been given all of the details.

Safe bet. Sad story. Glad nothing worse happened.

Static Ping said...

When given the opportunity of hoofbeats, I hope for unicorns.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for all the alerts about the bad link.

I finally got it right.

mikee said...

I got blackout drunk once or twice, yeah, twice that I remember anyway, in college.
The hangovers were fundamental life changers for me.
Hope the same is true for this person.

kentuckyliz said...

There's a famous saying: "When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras."

Think pedophile, not drunk seer of midgets lying his way out of his seduction attempt.

Leigh said...

Welp, I can't find a "cafe" post so I'll plunk this down here. But, tempted as I am, I will NOT say "this is a thing." We'll just call it snowflaking.

Playing is now dating. Sleeping now requires training. Babies must be taught how to sleep, by experts, no less. For $30.00 an hour, I'll gladly "cry train" this baby's parents instead. Their money would be far better spent ...

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/california-mom-sparks-controversy-article-sleep-training-baby/story?id=44182160