Allow me to introduce you to the luckiest little girl in the world this morning. I will not report her name as she is 9. Her name is being witheld as a minor; let’s refer to her as “Lucky ” . I am reporting on Lucky’s story in lieu of writing about the high profile cases that attract thousands to this site every day. Why? Because I would be thrilled to never bring you another story about a missing child found in a suitcase or garbage bag, etc. I read this and thought; Maybe I am going about this all wrong. Maybe the fact that these children are splashed all over the news, every HLN program and every True Crime blog isn’t enough to give some the wake up call they need to act for our childrens protection.
Maybe the message needs to be about the one that got away for some of us to see our own children at risk. You tell me.
Orlando, FL- “Lucky”, 9, was playing with friends last evening in her neighborhood in the vicinity of S.Goldenrod and Pershing Avenue. It was a mild evening in Orlando and the children were enjoying a game of hide and seek. Keeping a close watch on the activities apparently, was neighbor Marcus Younge.
Younge 23, came out of nowhere, grabbed Lucky by the waist and attempted to pick her up according to the child’s statement to Investigators. She was able to break free from Younge’s grasp and fled home to her parents as she had been taught. While she was running, she looked back to see if she was being chased by her boogey- man- in- real- life, who was fleeing as well; in the opposite direction. (more…)