What A Nightmare
It was like a scene out of a Law and Order SVU episode or a Stephen King novel. It’s the type of personal nightmare that no one ever wants to face, but unfortunately happens too often. A kidnapping at the expense of a child. But the kidnapping in this particular story fortunately had a happy ending with the child safe and the perp arrested. The man in question, 45-year-old Tim Williams of Lacombe, Louisiana was driving through nearby Covington and ran into the wrong group of people and got himself in trouble.
Williams had limited, if any, criminal history at the time of the incident and his identity was unknown to witnesses. He was spotted driving through Covington in his pickup with a young girl bound and gagged with duct tape sitting in the passenger seat. Other motorists spotted the girl in the truck and acted quickly to call police and several even took it one step further and used their own vehicles to box his truck in, until police were able to arrive and rescue the poor girl.
When a scene like this is read in a good novel or seen played out well in a dramatic television show or movie, the rescue usually leaves readers/viewers with goosebumps. When it happens in real life, and a young girl’s life is saved, it is nothing less than breathtaking.
In my book anyone who takes another person against their will (especially an innocent child) is nothing short of a monster. But this one time I’m gonna have to give Tim Williams a: “Get Out of Monster Jail Free Card” then follow that with a: “You’re a Dumbass Card.” Tim Williams’ victim was his own 12 year old, flesh and blood, daughter…….and he hadn’t even kidnapped her. It was all an elaborate hoax to scare other motorists.
So I guess I don’t know enough about ole Timmy to say he’s a bad guy. For all I know he’s the salt of the Earth. But I can tell you two things for sure…..he was still arrested for criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and he is definitely a topnotch StrangeRush.com contender for idiot of the year.
The moral of the story: When trying to find ways to entertain your childish mind, and you wake up in the middle of the night with the idea to fake kidnap your own daughter, it’s probably time to check yourself into some sort of idiot rehab.
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