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[–]dirtypig796 7145 points7146 points  (291 children)

More than a piece of shit, that’s fucking terrifying.

[–]ChadOfDoom 3273 points3274 points 4 (228 children)

The thoughts I have about what I’d like to do to people like this are disturbing.

[–]wilomgfx 1048 points1049 points  (41 children)

You're not alone.

[–]ObviousTrollB8 502 points503 points  (33 children)

Yes, wonderful daydreaming topic, easily in my top 10 categories

[–]KhronosEKairos 149 points150 points  (32 children)

Waffles are better than pancakes.

Pass it on.

[–]Revolutionary_Elk218 67 points68 points  (15 children)

No. Flat is justice!

[–]KhronosEKairos 53 points54 points  (5 children)

The narwhal bacons at midnight

[–]JohnnyReb890 27 points28 points  (6 children)

But the waffle has the indents to better hold the syrup, making them superior to pancakes

[–]sexaddic 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I am here with you

[–]Silencia_ 605 points606 points  (53 children)

It's okay to feel violent towards people who cause harm to children. It is instinct.

[–]An_Old_IT_Guy 191 points192 points  (0 children)

Damn right it is.

[–]ve4edj 64 points65 points  (26 children)

[–]Scientolojesus 28 points29 points  (15 children)

It really is the only way to try to prevent them from continuing to seek out children to abuse. In one of Louis Theroux's documentaries about a pedo prison, one of the inmates voluntarily got chemical castration because he was self-aware enough to know that he would probably re-offend when released if he wasn't castrated. Gave me a tiny sliver of respect for him for at least wanting to better himself. He had been waiting for months to be released, but literally dozens upon dozens of apartment managers refused to let him live in their complexes. Wonder if he's still waiting, that was like almost a decade ago I think.

[–]LONEWOPF77700 226 points227 points  (63 children)

I bet this kid will have (or had) problems with going out in public places after this.......... I hope the creep was locked up.

[–]LosingItWithT 147 points148 points  (55 children)

This says he was arrested, but it doesn't say anything about a conviction.

[–]ItalicsWhore 161 points162 points  (50 children)

I actually don't understand how he thought he could get away with that. There was a barricade and people everywhere. You would think there would be easier targets, he must have wanted that kid in particular.

[–]Yurilica 178 points179 points  (35 children)

This doesn't look like some random kid kidnapping, this seems personal.

[–]misfit92 77 points78 points  (25 children)

He either was strung out or this was a personal attack on the parents through the child and he chose the absolute WORSE time to implement the "Master Plan"

[–]Hollowpoint38 52 points53 points  (21 children)

Nah someone could have sent him. Family kidnappings happen a lot in the world. Especially if one of the parents deals with criminals, they have kidnappers to take a family member.

I believe Honduras is still the kidnap capital of the world but I might be wrong. Its extremely common in Mexico, South America, Central America, and Eastern Europe.

[–]karendonner 19 points20 points  (17 children)

Or he could have been the non-custodial dad of the kid.

[–]Stryker218 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Amazing that it was the restaurant owner that wresled him and held him till police arrived! Also terrifyinh the sick people in this world

[–]GPap090 162 points163 points  (9 children)

Like, you see him jumping over the fence, and grabs the girl by THE HEAD. I think everyone in the comments would like to have a go at him.

[–]Hollowpoint38 60 points61 points  (5 children)

If he works for a cartel then the person wanting to "have a go" at him would be killed. That's what happens in Mexico when you go up against the cartels. They have more power than the police and they'll just kill you.

They killed a mayor right after he won the election in broad daylight as he was leaving his campaign HQ after winning. He pledged to take down the cartels in the area.

[–]Mrpoodlekins 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I remember watching a random Vice video about it and the journalists being interviewed treated cartel killings like a daily footnote. It's truly fucked over there.

[–]Compendyum 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Also to those two in the back that seem more bothered with their stuff and their drinks being spilled.

[–]kelaknee 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I thought that too but tbh it happened so quickly they probably had no idea what was going on

[–]ELB2001 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Nah they aren't disturbing. Can't be if we all have them

[–]20MLSE20 309 points310 points  (22 children)

In fucking broad daylight, thats a parents worse nightmare. Kudos to the guy who took down that peice of shit.

[–]UncreativeRetard 169 points170 points  (18 children)

Idk. The parents saw what was happening and stepped in to help, it's still horrible, but I think a parents worst nightmare would be a scenario where they are powerless to help

[–]AliveKicking 113 points114 points  (13 children)

Talking about being helpless. A few years ago in Taipei (Taiwan), which is one of the safest places in the world. A mom was walking in the street with her young daughter and a crazy guy all of sudden took a huge knife and beheaded the little girl for no apparent reason. All this in front the mom who didn’t have time to do anything. I think her daughter was riding her bike or playing on a toy car just next to her. It happened so quickly.

[–]Not_floridaman 69 points70 points  (0 children)

That's... horrifying.

[–]Mothmans_Herbalist 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Oh my god oh my god I could have gone my whole life without knowing that. Oh my fucking God I just can't even think of words to tell you what reading that did to me inside. My youngest is knocked out on my lap and that's all that stopped me from freaking out verbally. Jesus fucking fuck dude

As a widow I can say honestly I've been through some shit but if something happens to my babies I'm fucking done. That's it I mean as soon as fucking possible I'm finding a foolproof way and that's it. I barely made it through his death and it took some serious work and psychiatric help (and medication). And while I don't know firsthand what that would be like compared to losing a child, I can also tell you that in some weird hypothetical situation where I have to choose between a partner and my child, my child is never not going to win. I would feed the rest of my family to fucking cannibals if it would save my children.

That's seriously one of the most horrifying things I have ever fucking read or heard.... Fuck.

The only thing that could be of any comfort would be that hopefully the child knee no pain or fear if it was fast but goddamn "at least they didn't feel pain" is of NO comfort

[–]UncreativeRetard 161 points162 points  (12 children)

Obviously I'd never be able to get into the mindset of a sicko like this, but I'm really confused how he thought this would go down. Did he expect to just pick up the kid and run off with them with no one doing anything? Surely even a moral-devoid melon like this can predict that sprinting towards and grabbing a child, surrounded by adults, isn't going to go well for you

[–]therealwaysexists 79 points80 points  (5 children)

It looks like a custody dispute reaction. Abductions and violence to children often happens when they lose primary custody. Its that "if I can't have them no one can" narcissism that often leads to extreme and violent acts in an attempt to rob the other parent of their child.

[–]NeedNameGenerator 73 points74 points  (2 children)

For real. The first thing the woman sitting in the table does when she sees the guy running towards them is jump towards the kid. It's hard to imagine that would be the primary reaction of seeing some dude jump a fence unless you know the person and can right away guess what's coming.

[–]work-edmdg 24 points25 points  (0 children)

That was my first thought, this is definitely dad.

[–]gwcurioustaw 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Yea I’m not so sure this was a premeditated kidnapping attempt rather than an assault by a seriously deranged man. He went for the head and there’s a railing there... nothing indicating his next step was to run away. If he wanted to kidnap hed probably just wait for them to get up and leave the restaurant to snatch her into a waiting vehicle.

[–]ChickenSoupPremium 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Yeah, reminds me of that one dude who shot the kid on the bike infront of their siblings. Committing crimes in plane sight.

[–]Canteven84 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Agreed, or the guy that tossed a kid over a balcony in a mall. Terrifying.

[–]Fyroth 3074 points3075 points  (145 children)

How the actual fuck did someone expect to get away with this?

[–]diaperBois 1579 points1580 points  (117 children)

This was posted a few months ago on a bigger sub (or maybe it was this sub icrmr) and I think someone said this works sometimes but I guess this guy got unlucky.

[–]NotASuicidalRobot 1203 points1204 points  (111 children)

really disturbing that it works sometimes

[–]Earwig_equj 862 points863 points  (105 children)

I'm from Mexico, a woman lost her 2 daughters a little while ago just like this. They took hit the mom and took the kids out of their car. This happens often

[–]lizardtruth_jpeg 562 points563 points  (52 children)

That happened to a family friend of mine! She parked her car, got in the back seat to get her daughter out of the car seat, and some dude hopped in and drove off with them. They ended up fine but... jesus...

[–]rd1970 563 points564 points  (48 children)

Here in Calgary (Canada) someone did this by accident. They saw a running car, jumped in, drove away, then noticed the kid in the baby seat in the back.

He pulled over and called 911 on himself, then went and sat on the curb and waited for the police.

[–]kjreil26 445 points446 points  (21 children)

Sorry, this is too much crime for me.

[–]lfmantra 229 points230 points  (19 children)

I mean yeah, grand theft auto is bad for sure but killing a fucking baby even if inadvertently is definitely a life sentence

[–]Nixter295 142 points143 points  (11 children)

Most criminals refuse to hurt children or damage children. Also a lot of peoples with sentences for hurting or killing children are being basically tortured/killed in prisons by other inmates if it gets out.

[–]snakewaswolf 36 points37 points  (7 children)

There’s no if involved you need to show your jacket so they know what you’re in for.

[–]deadpoetic333 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Probably trying to avoid child abduction charges.. idk why you instantly went to killing the baby, dude didn’t even know it was there..

[–]MiniEngineer2003 10 points11 points  (1 child)

But he didn't kill the kid did he?

[–]OnyxFusion 26 points27 points  (0 children)

obviously it was canada

[–]GrGrG 57 points58 points  (6 children)

"Professionals have standards" I guess? Idk, I'm not a criminal.

[–]Cant_RememberSh1t 82 points83 points  (5 children)

Maybe it was more like, I’m a car thief, not a kidnapper kind of thing

[–]GrGrG 24 points25 points  (4 children)

That's what I'm getting at, like the man had a line he wouldn't cross.

[–]Starlos 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I mean, I believe that does make sense? It's not like all criminals are monsters after all. But I'm surprised he didn't just return the vehicle or something and actually called the cops. Maybe it's because they understood they messed up and wanted to just make sure they wouldn't have a long sentence or something? I'm 100% sure that it did work for them in court.

[–]zaczacx 32 points33 points  (1 child)

"You might be bad guy but that doesn't mean you bad guy"

[–]kahlzun 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thanks, Zangief.

[–]aboutlikecommon 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The quintessential Canadian kidnapping attempt. Even the criminals are nice, the smug bastards.

[–]King-Dionysus 12 points13 points  (1 child)

A friends mom did that. Stole a car, didn't realize there was a baby in the back.

Instead of calling the cops Im pretty sure she tried to make it into Canada.

Turns out boarder patrol was notified of the make and model of a car that was stolen by the border with a baby in it.

Who knew?

[–]Julian144747 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This just happens in Illinois like 3 days ago. Some dad went into a 711 to get food and left the car running. Someone hoped in and didn’t realize there was a kid inside. The guy left it parked by a fire hydrant with the kid inside the car but fled the scene.

[–]ThoseWhoHaveHeart 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This is the most Canada crime

[–]alimagrog 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’ve read about several cases all over the US where this happens. Someone leaves a car running with a kid in it, someone steals it not knowing the kid is there, then the person either drops the kid off somewhere/gets caught/turns themself in. They just want the car, not hurt a kid.

[–]y_tho_bro 69 points70 points  (8 children)

I dated a girl from Mexico and she said you have to be careful just driving around, including in cabs. People will straight up rip the door open, take you out and throw you in a van. Happens to adults too over there.

[–]Earwig_equj 62 points63 points  (4 children)

A friend of mine was almost kidnapped, 2 guys dragged her and she was screaming and fighting back, thankfully they changed their minds because her arms are full of tattoos so she'd me pretty recognizable so they let her go and left running.

[–]prometheus199 30 points31 points  (0 children)

SEE DAD?! TATTOOS ARENT A TERRIBLE LIFE CHOICE!

[–]isolationpositivity 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ok, note to self, get a sleeve of obscure, unique tatoos.

[–]Hollowpoint38 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Its true. I've seen people come into a restaurant with weapons, take a girl, throw her over a shoulder and walk out and drive away. Was like 5-6 guys and the girl was in her 20s. Rumor was she was dating a cartel guy and then dumped him. No one ever saw her again. She's probably dead.

[–]alexvk561 61 points62 points  (26 children)

Thats frightening. Ive had nightmares about Mexico. I dont think I will ever visit. Cartel stuff freaks me out.

[–]-JarJarDinks- 40 points41 points  (5 children)

As long as you stay in the touristy areas then you’re good just don’t go talking hot to everyone also just mind your own business and you’ll be completely fine.

[–]Earwig_equj 28 points29 points  (8 children)

I'm scared to leave my house. Idk if I'm being paranoid but I prefer being alive

[–]pitchingataint 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I’d like to know what was going through his head...

“That’s a cute girl. I should take her. But how? I know! I’ll jump over the fence and grab her by the head! Yep! Here it goes...”

[–]OHMEGA 57 points58 points  (5 children)

Hi, I can shed a little light on a situation like this. Usually it is a father that doesn't have rights pulling this stunt. The mother remarries and has sole or partial custody and the dad straight up sees an opportunity and tries. I have witnessed this happen at a birthday party at a skating rink I worked at.

[–]JusticeBonerOfTyr 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Someone higher up in the thread linked an article to this story and it said the guy was just some random man.

[–]emberjahad 4771 points4772 points  (125 children)

That guy from the other table who helped id a fucking legend

[–]bhamnz 1698 points1699 points  (69 children)

Absolutely incredible instincts, and skills. Definitely done some wrestling or restraining before!

[–]potus_mouth 1031 points1032 points  (47 children)

It’s shocking how quickly he processed what was about to happen. It took me a second even I’d already read the video’s caption.

EDIT: another comment noted that the attempt was an escalation of another incident earlier off-camera, so it’s looks like the guy who took action was already on alert. A badass, nevertheless.

[–]GoodTimeNotALongOne 142 points143 points  (2 children)

He definitely still processed the level of severity immediately and was in action.

I like to imagine that the entire time he was subduing the attacker, he was whispering to him, "You're mine now. Got ya bitch"...

[–]deadpoetic333 29 points30 points  (4 children)

What comment are you referencing? The daily mail article doesn’t say anything about prior escalation

[–]BringOutTheSun 59 points60 points  (13 children)

I've seen this posted before. It's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

[–]Rolling_Beardo 45 points46 points  (9 children)

Sure is you wrap your legs to control their body and prevent them from turning out of the choke. If you’re untrained and fine yourself in that position you’re already fucked and you’re about to take a nap.

[–]HastyBurrito 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Definitely, he went for the choke, back of the knee takedown, straight to rear naked lock down. (Not actual jujitsu terms there) plus his awareness to be ready for something before that guy even got to the fence.

Edit: just realized he even took the time to pocket his phone as he was jogging over to deliver the smackdown

[–]Helllcamino 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Talk about attention to detail! Also his wrestling was pretty on point as well! Good for that guy!!

[–]itsmechadley 231 points232 points  (36 children)

My bet is that he's a body guard.. he reacted too quickly to not be involved

[–]emberjahad 144 points145 points  (8 children)

So then that means the kidnapper would know the family and the girl. I guess he did make a beeline for her

[–]spadler181 111 points112 points  (1 child)

And the mum is already leaning over to grab the child before the man gets to the child. Like she knew thats what he was going for

[–]LosingItWithT 40 points41 points  (1 child)

It was a random attacker according to this article.

[–]niqdisaster 9 points10 points  (0 children)

How to go to jail real quick a short story

[–]laxvolley 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Maybe the kid's father or an associate and there is an ugly custody battle going on.

[–]tdgarui 78 points79 points  (16 children)

Either that or possibly some level of law enforcement. The reaction showed some level of martial arts and training to intervene.

[–]nsfw5813 29 points30 points  (8 children)

...or he just trains in some martial art? Don't need to be a professional.

[–]GunghoSunbro 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Or literally just a dude who saw what was happening and did the go-to hold that everyone does from behind

Either way, he’s a badass

[–]ChicagoChurro 4308 points4309 points  (117 children)

This is horrible. An attempted kidnapping in broad daylight with the parents right there. Apart from being a POS, this scumbag isn’t the brightest crayon in the box.

[–]Guy_Callens 1322 points1323 points  (24 children)

He is definitely made of spare parts

[–]TheSoloTurtle 380 points381 points  (7 children)

Reminded me of the movie Robots

[–]Stairway_To_Devin 107 points108 points  (0 children)

He just didn't understand that he could shine no matter what he was made of. Outmoding is in order

[–]lightning228 65 points66 points  (1 child)

And they definitely shouldn't let him keep his spare parts

[–]jklifexxx 51 points52 points  (7 children)

Confirmed. Over n out

[–]OfficialSandwichMan 41 points42 points  (6 children)

That’s a Texas-sized 10-4, good buddy

[–]jklifexxx 29 points30 points  (5 children)

And thats why’s i appreciates ya OfficialSandwichman

[–]OfficialSandwichMan 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Is that what you appreciate about me?

[–]AtLeastNineToes 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Why don't you take 10 - 15 % off there jklifexxx

[–]ballplayer0025 131 points132 points  (5 children)

I can't imagine what kind of trauma this causes the child. I remember I went through a phase when i was in grade school and we had the "stranger danger" unit in school. For a few weeks I was terrified I was going to get kidnapped. If I had actually had a dude try to snatch me and then watched my whole family in crisis trying to save me, I am not sure I'd ever have been the same.

[–]Lady_Scruffington 61 points62 points  (3 children)

I should ask my friend how his son is doing. The kid was grabbed by some crazy lady who kept insisting he was hers. It took police to get her to give him up.

[–]geraltsthiccass 75 points76 points  (19 children)

I always thought kidnappers would be smarter than this til I was told about a woman who'd spotted a man staring at her little girl in her pram as she was trying to order food. He kept getting closer snd closer to her but luckily security dived straight on him after noticing he'd been following her for a while. Its bloody scary, that one happened in a crowded shopping centre

[–]Bustanut1755 24 points25 points  (12 children)

If they were smarter..... they’d have a 8 to 5 job like most of the good people of Reddit

[–]UncreativeRetard 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Some of them do. We only hear about the dumb psychos, but there are plenty of smart ones we don't even know about

[–]Rhinomeat 96 points97 points  (5 children)

I like to tell people 'aren't you the sharpest crayon in the box' when they've done something they think is clever, most of them have thought of it as a compliment and thanked me....

[–]zaczacx 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The other crayons might as well be spheres at that point

[–]CivilSecessionist 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The sharpest crayons are the colors no one wants to use. The dull ones are the favorites.

[–]phantombiatchjuice 75 points76 points  (9 children)

I believe I read somewhere that actually had JUST gotten out of prison for kidnapping. He was very very desperate for a new kid and seemed to literally pluck the first one he saw.

[–]niles_crane_phd_md 50 points51 points  (0 children)

He was very very desperate for a new kid

Phrases that make my skin crawl for $100, Alex (RIP).

[–]LightningFerret04 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If that’s true, then I wonder how damaged he might be to think to resort to doing something like that

[–]LosingItWithT 8 points9 points  (3 children)

This article among others didn't say anything like that, but if you find the one that did, will you share it?

[–]JoeyTheGreek 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Even in South Africa the crazy people are in Florida.

[–]UncreativeRetard 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He was either very very stupid, or he wanted to go back to prison

[–]_kolibrii 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This crayon deserves to be snapped

[–]InoculationNation 31 points32 points  (17 children)

It looks like the Mom knows who the dude is, because she reacts by grabbing the kid, before he clears the fence. Maybe he was attempting a parental abduction?

[–]LosingItWithT 23 points24 points  (5 children)

According to this it was just random attacker.

[–]SerCrynox 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Uhm no? She saw someone charging at them while looking at her child, of course she is gonna grab it..

[–]superanth 1485 points1486 points  (41 children)

the man, 24, wasn’t trying to abduct the little girl but a “continuation of an initial incident of Assault GBV (gender-based violence) that started on the street and was not captured on camera”.

Unreal. The girl probably looked at him funny and he lost it.

[–]BurpBee 584 points585 points  (1 child)

Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to abduct somebody by the head. Looks like he was trying to kill her. JHC.

[–]superanth 202 points203 points  (0 children)

Hats-off to the bystander. That was just heroic.

[–]alimagrog 61 points62 points  (3 children)

What does that mean? He was pissed at the women so tried to hurt the girl?

[–]lunchpadmcfat 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I’m super confused what “GBV” is supposed to actually be. Is the dude just nuts?

[–]HANEZ 479 points480 points  (12 children)

Finally. The other side of the story! The little girl was a crip, threw up her gang signs, and the dude was a blood.

Makes total sense now.

[–]IDunnoThatsKindaGay 52 points53 points  (10 children)

I don't know if I'm just very confused, but aren't the crips the gang that wears blue and blood the gang that wears red? Or is that not true

[–]WalleyTusket 109 points110 points  (13 children)

Things like this really make me question all of the things I “believe” about criminal justice and forgiveness in general.

How can a grown man who jumped over a fence to wrap his arms around the head of a child ever be anything but that lowly act? I don’t really have a point. It’s just things like these that really make me question my views.

[–]i_the-FilipinoYokaii 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Sometimes people are irredeemable. It's sad, but also the truth. We have to realize that sometimes giving certain people an inch will only result in them leaving destruction for miles around...

[–]nowthengoodbad 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This makes a lot more sense because if you rewatch it the person across the table sees who the guy is and immediately dives to protect the kid.

There's no question that there was prior knowledge of that person's target.

[–]MurphyTheStix 450 points451 points  (39 children)

I think this was allready posted here, but I'm not sure... Anyway, do they know this guy or why did they allready knew, that he was going to try to kidnap that kid?

[–]SnakePlisskens 251 points252 points  (30 children)

[–]Larshky 267 points268 points  (12 children)

Okay but my favorite thing about this article is the last picture of the guy on the ground with his ass hanging out. Gold

[–]Bsimmons4prez 72 points73 points  (2 children)

My “favorite” thing was wondering why anyone would create another Florida.

[–]gmz_88 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Florida South Africa just got added to my do not travel list.

[–]theberald 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Damn, that's amazing

[–]dan10981 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Is that guy standing over top of him fingering his ass or is that just a really deceptive angle.

[–]CumGhoul41 9 points10 points  (0 children)

For real that hand position is so strange

[–]kjc22 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think it’s the guy who’s being detainees own hand, but not 100%

[–]jrwreno 9 points10 points  (0 children)

What the fuck is his hand doing down there, fingering his bunghole while cuffed? Ewwwwww

[–]Afraid-Jury 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Did you miss the bit where it looks like someone's hand is in his ass crack with their finger up his ass?!?!

[–]tugboatnavy 98 points99 points  (4 children)

Fucking Florida man. South African Florida, but Florida none the less.

[–]Illbebach 23 points24 points  (1 child)

This comment made me laugh so hard. Reading “Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa” in the article kind of broke my brain, and then I read your comment and lost it. You’re so fucking right too haha

[–]HammersThor 18 points19 points  (1 child)

God damn...Florida’s are crazy everywhere

[–]showerofpearls 13 points14 points  (4 children)

The dramatic CCTV was captured in Florida in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday and footage later circulated on Facebook.

What the actual fuck does this sentence mean

[–]quilly7 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Florida is the name of a suburb in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa

[–]renskeheyvaert[S] 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Sorry if it had already been posted i had no idea then. And i don’t know anything actually about this case i saw it and really thaught wow what an piece of shit.

[–]TFS_Sierra 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dude looked jacked, and with it being South Africa he might have been working security/PMC as a job anyway. Even if he had no formal training, he’s unfortunately probably seen that same type of approach elsewhere (and it’s outcome) and decided to be ready just in case. South Africa is brutal

[–]savagecjc 135 points136 points  (10 children)

Why did he continue to try and take the girl when he knew he wasn’t going to get away? A true Pos

[–]Ectoderpal 83 points84 points  (7 children)

I heard from another comments saying that he wasn’t trying to kidnap the girl. What really happened was the girl must’ve pissed him off earlier.

[–]VictrolaBK 67 points68 points  (6 children)

The toddler pissed him off earlier

[–]thegovwantsussubdued 43 points44 points  (3 children)

If you've ever had to care for a toddler, you'd want to roundhouse them within hours. You're just not supposed to act on it

[–]TaterThotsandRavioli 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hours

What saintly toddlers have you been around?

[–]UNEXPECTED_ASSHOLE 9 points10 points  (1 child)

To be fair, toddlers have notoriously poor manners.

[–]TenToTea 352 points353 points  (5 children)

I mean props to the guys who stepped in right away.

[–]apittsburghoriginal 180 points181 points  (5 children)

Damn black shirt reacted IMMEDIATELY. The moment that guy begins vaulting the fence he is on the defense for that kid. He was so ready to put that chokehold to use.

[–]Choco_Churro_Charlie 82 points83 points  (1 child)

ProTip: Remember to invite your MMA fighter friends to lunch.

[–]LosingItWithT 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Or just always dine at this BJJ owners restaurant.

[–]AnalTuberculosis 200 points201 points  (8 children)

This is next level stupid, how would anybody ever expect this to work?!

[–]Fuz672 175 points176 points  (2 children)

No clue, AnalTuberculosis, no clue.

[–]NoPunsNoPeace 68 points69 points  (0 children)

wistfully stares into stormy ocean

[–]analfissure666 10 points11 points  (0 children)

at first i thought the man may have been the father. i don't have a clue either.

[–]renskeheyvaert[S] 163 points164 points  (2 children)

Idk more about this case i just knew this guy was a piece of shit.

[–]camdoodlebop 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i just hope the little girl doesn’t have any lasting trauma :( it’s crazy how one quick event like this can give someone a mental issue for life

[–]asdfasdf666_ 42 points43 points  (2 children)

That’s some quality nightmare fuel for the kid

[–]Jaysonp1pro 61 points62 points  (6 children)

I hope they beat his ass

[–]SeeLan06 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Yeah. Apperently according to another comment they stuck his hand up his ass

[–]highnuhn 48 points49 points  (0 children)

His own hand? Well damn

[–]Cavollus 29 points30 points  (1 child)

If dude decided to break his neck right then and there I would have cracked a smile

[–]PiplupBestStarter 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Oh my goodness, I hope the little girl is okay. That POS looked like he hurt her. ;-;

[–]greezy_wrider 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Fucking mad respect to the dude who took him down. Didn't hesitate for a second!

[–]Vulcan2Coool 21 points22 points  (1 child)

And he grabbed her by the head. Wtf

[–]unbuklethis 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Wtf? That guy needs to be in prison for life.

[–]Malcolmpargin 33 points34 points  (17 children)

I consider this just as much stupid as it is scary. This guy has got to be mentally ill because no one would try to kidnap a child in a busy area; with people willing to jump in without a seconds notice.

[–]Mizmudgie36 35 points36 points  (15 children)

The article said there were some gender violence nearby that was not filmed and this was a continuation of it.

[–]UncreativeRetard 19 points20 points  (9 children)

Excuse my ignorance, but what is gender violence? Are you saying this man attacked the kid just because she's a girl? There are other women around, why would he target the child for their gender

[–]vanillac0ff33 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Appearently, the situation (the gender based violence) started out on the street before this was captured , but it wasn’t further clarified what actually happened.

[–]yanuir 10 points11 points  (5 children)

What the fuck is gender based violence. So did this guy have a previous altercation with the moms or something?

[–]TheSavageSpirit 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Violence directed at someone specifically because of their gender. We assume he attacked the girl because he hates female people and directed his anger at her specifically, for whatever reason. apparently something was happening off camera that would have given us proper context but it's still not very logical, just very hateful. It's a hate crime, not an act of revenge against the moms

[–]TriggerMeTimbers2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Article said he had drug issues, so he may have been high on something

[–]thenewyorkoffice[🍰] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This guy expects people to stand by and not do anything.

This is why we need to watch out for each other.

[–]TheBadgerOnWeed 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thank god the kidnapper is dumb as shit

[–]beeglowbot 6 points7 points  (0 children)

where's the mob beat down? whenever it involves a child, a mob beat down is required.

[–]Travellinoz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How BJJ was born

[–]handsoffmynuts08 7 points8 points  (0 children)

im not the sharpest tool in the shed

[–]segaruzzi 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Woman in the top left is like “nobody gonna spill my drinks motherfucker”.

[–]murkdonjohn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Like how the dude got his hooks in at the end, kidnapper was going to sleep

[–]AmandaLynnG 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And with two kids, under three, this fucking terrifies me.

[–]ElectricalAppeal 4 points5 points  (0 children)

props to the stranger getting on that fucker at the speed of lightning. as a parent i'd feel that i owe him my life

[–]morganicmorganism 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Bro that guy grabbed the kid's HEAD trying to snatch her away. That on top of the whole situation in general would be so traumatizing to the kid and I hope she's okay now, jesus