Police in Springfield, Massachusetts are looking for a man caught on camera who attempted to rob and then stabbed a mother outside of a store. I may be a bit judgmental on this one but the video shows the mother saving herself and her purse by running away from the man . . . while leaving her four-year-old daughter with the knife-wielding maniac. I realize that this is a panic situation, but it seems an odd reaction for a parent like a “Sophie’s Choice” without the second kid.
The video shows the man casing the store and looking for a victim when the mother gets out of the car.
The man grabbed the girl when the mother ran, but the girl soon broke away. The man then chased the woman, who to her credit appears not to have run far away from the child. However, she appears to then leave the child again to try to run into the safety of the store. He slams the door on the woman and then stabs her in the collar. Assuming the best, the mother may have felt that the man was really not threatening the child or at least, after the child broke free, the child was safe at a distance.
The image is sufficiently clear that the man will be found. He has an impressive array of potential charges that await him from attempted murder to aggravated assault to robbery. That should be enough to guarantee a life sentence and it should. The holding of the knife to the little girl’s throat should end the matter of where to put him on the sentence scale.
Source: WGGB as first seen on Reddit.