I really need my brains right now. I have an intellectual property legal ethics seminar to write, and an aggravating commentary on the ridiculous stand-off over gay marriage in Alabama. And yet there are my brains, scattered all over the ceiling and walls after the first KABOOM! of 2015.
That’s one more reason to be furious at Elizabeth Hupp, Rose Brewer, and Denise Kroutil, otherwise known (here) as the Cretin Family. That, and the fact that they are brutal, child abusing idiots. You see, Auntie Denise was concerned that Hupp’s six-year-old son wasn’t sufficiently wary of strangers. Grandma Rose agreed, so with Mom’s approval, they arranged to have a stranger kidnap the child, imprison him, and terrorize him.
Followed by a stern lecture.
Let me know when your head blows up as I relate this ridiculous/horrible/unbelievable but true story.The Lincoln County (Missouri ) Sheriff’s Office determined that the aunt, Kroutil, asked goonish co-worker and honorary Cretin Nathan Wynn Firoved, to lure the too-trusting child into his truck after the boy was dropped off by his school bus. Firoved, skillfully playing the role of a cruel kidnapper, told the boy that he would never “see his mommy again” and (Ready?) that he would be “nailed to the wall of a shed.” His victim started to cry for some reason, so Firoved threatened the first-grader with a handgun and said that he better stop crying, or else. Firoved then drove around the neighborhood for effect. [You know, like in “The Godfather” when Solozzo and Capt. McCluskey drive Michael Corleone around New York on the way to the restaurant where Michael shoots them both in the face. Unfortunately, this poor boy didn’t have access to a handgun.] To punish his victim for crying, Firoved tied the six-year-old’s hands and feet with plastic bags and covered his face with Fireoved’s jacket, so he couldn’t see.
Has your head erupted?
Because the worst is yet to come.
Police say Firoved then took the now hooded boy into the basement of his family’s house, though since he couldn’t see, he didn’t know that. There, Aunt Denise took over. She took off the boy’s pants, and harshly told him that he might be sold into sex slavery.
Eventually, the brutalized child was released and told to go upstairs, where his loving family gave him a lecture about talking to strangers. Happy ending!
The whole idiotic plot came to light when the boy mentioned his experience in school. School officials contacted child services, which called in the police. “The family members felt like they did nothing wrong, and continue to feel like they have done nothing wrong,” a representative of the sheriff’s office told reporters.
Of course they don’t.
Granny, Auntie, Mommy and the Goon have all been charged with felony kidnapping, felonious restraint, and felony abuse, and are being held on $250,000 bonds. Mom gets a bonus charge of child neglect.
This poor kid is currently in protective custody. Once he trusted too easily. Now he’ll probably never trust anyone again, especially, I hope, his family.
Pointer: Alexander Cheezem
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