You know that age old expression 'God only gives you as much as he can trust you with...I just wish he didn't trust me quite so much.' Now say it in my 'fed-up' voice, not my 'no matter what sh*t life throws at me I am still smiling'.
Now rewind to 6.30pm last night. DS3 is out playing with his mate, J. They've been friends since babies. Phone and ask if they could bring him home slightly later than planned as we've nipped out. No Problem. 6.40 J's grandparents ring and DS can stay over. Sounds great, 1 less for DH to worry about while I'm out. The following has been recounted by J's mum and my DS.
7pm. They're playing in a nearby park. Both boys are just 12 - J is average and DS is a titch - he could easily be mistaken for a primary school kid. Back to the park. Walking in the park minding their own. 3 lads, 17ish come up and get rough with them. DS tries to pull away but apparently is frozen with fear. J struggles more and so they tell him to pee in the pool. or they'll kill him if he doesn't. Of course he does, who wouldn't. These lads then wander off. You'd think that bad enough? Yep, but there's more. The reason the yobs scarpered smartish? Oh that would be because they saw a fella approaching. Sees what he thinks are 5 boys peeing in the pool and explodes with rage. He doesn't give the 2 boys a chance to explain,just ranting and chasing J. Fella punches J and follows on with grabbing J by the neck. J escapes and tries to get his bike. Man throws it on the floor, then stamps on it. Picks it up and chucks it in a garage he unlocks. During this time boys run off. Phone J's mum. She calls police.Boys get home (only takes 5 mins when running scared sh*tless). Police already there. Two more pandas sent out. Boys seriously upset. Hardly surprising. Police take boys tops in the hope they've left some DNA. Take boys back to scene of crime in police car with blues and twos. That cheered them up a bit. Apparently police were really good with them. They will have to give a video statement as they are both so young.
Have heard that the 'gentleman' is in custody and to make an unbeliveable situation worse? Rumour has it said gentleman is employed by the council to look after the park where 100's of children play every week.
Seriously, what is this town coming too?