Kids Fabricate Claim Of Being Stalked By Man Because They Were Angry At...

Our world continues to advance at a breakneck pace, but there remains a ton of wisdom that can be gleaned from prior generations. That’s true whether we’re talking about things of a business, personal, political, or societal nature. There are things we can all learn by looking backwards, and that’s especially true for avoidable mistakes.

Sins and mistakes of the past are well-documented in history books. By extension, there’s also time devoted to them in courses related to business, and families tend to relay personal tales of morality on down for future generations to absorb. It sounds like this pair of kids from New York City could use a refresher on things, and we wholeheartedly recommend they get started with ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’

As Fox News shares, an 8-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother from Brooklyn have come clean about the fact that they fabricated claims that a man was stalking them. So why would they do such a thing? Because their parents were on vacation, and they were mad at their babysitter. Hence, they decided that the best course of action was to create bogus claims that got to the point where a completely innocent man had to head to the police station to profess his innocence.

The kids claimed that a man was following them to and from school, and they noted that he was snapping pictures of them. A short time later, a disturbing note was allegedly found in the mailbox.

“Watch out. I am watching you!! Your daughter is cute,” the note read.

That’s enough to freak anyone out, but the tale got all the more frightening. It seems that both of the kids had bizarre run-ins with the man they claimed was stalking them, and they even pinpointed a strange man in a white sedan that was lurking menacingly outside of the home and snapping photographs. The cops got involved, and the NYPD would even release images from area surveillance footage to attempt to track the man down.

The man in the photo caught wind of what was going on - and he headed right down to the police station. The kids' story unraveled from that point, and they folded up like card tables. To recap, the kids have wasted an extraordinary amount of effort to express their angst at the babysitter for unclear reasons. While doing so, they have wasted the time and resources of the NYPD. We’re going to go out on a limb and assume these kids missed the lesson about the dangers of telling tall tales.

We can easily classify this as a simple case of young ones doing less than intelligent things, but the point remains worth making. We sincerely hope that the kids will be made crystal clear on the error of their ways by their parents. A misstep of youth will quickly be forgiven and forgotten. The same luxury will not be afforded in the real world. Those that have a tortured relationship with the truth also have a hard time understanding why others don’t give much credence to what they have to say. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that things turn out better for these fibbing siblings.

Source: Fox News, NY Daily News
Photo: Fox 5 Screenshot

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