Grandma Steps Up After Seeing Suspicious Car In Neighborhood
ShareTap Staff 5/6/2017
Christine Thornton isn't your average great-grandmother. With brightly colored hair, this Cleveland, Ohio, resident surprises many who meet her. So when Christine spied a suspicious car cruising around her neighborhood, the bold great-grandmother decided to check it out.
Crime is a problem in many cities and Christine didn't want anything happening in her immediate neighborhood. After the vehicle rolled by her house several times and was caught on a home surveillance camera, she approached the driver to investigate. What Christine found shook her to the core...
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The 46-year-old driver was keeping a big secret in his vehicle. Christine confronted the man when he finally parked his car down the street in front of his home on Cleveland's west side. She thought she had seen a passenger in his vehicle hidden under a blanket. She also knew that several alerts had been issued about the man, which is why she wasn't going to let him get away.
In fact, home security cameras show Christine marching down the street and peppering him with questions. She demanded to know who was under the blanket. It turned out to be a teenage girl.
"I came and I hollered, 'Ay, you're a kid, I can see you. Ay, that's a kid?"'
When Christine began raising a ruckus, genuinely concerned about the teenager, the man snatched the girl and rushed inside the home. That's when Christine said she contemplated kicking in the door. However, this great-grandma decided against it and instead called 911.
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Police charged into the house and arrested the man, returning the girl to her home. As it turns out, the man had recently been released from a 12-year stint in prison and was out on parole. He had been convicted of sexual assaults against three other underage girls in two incidents. He is listed with the police as a sexual predator.
Cleveland city council member Brazy Kazy said what Christine did is exactly what other residents need to do in order to "take back the streets."
"I hope it saved somebody else's child that he don't get hold to. These kids are our future, don't damage them now."
Christine was appreciative of the kind words others have shined upon her, but she still shrugged off the attention. Instead, she said she hoped others would do the same thing if they saw such an incident unfolding in their neighborhood.
"I pray that somebody would do it for my child, my grandkids."
Here's more from the heroic great-grandma who helped save a teenager.
Because of Christine's watchful eye on her neighborhood and tenacity, a teenager was spared possible harm from a convicted sex offender. This brave great-grandmother is a wonderful example of how everyone should help look out for others' well-being. Can you believe this frightening story?
Sources: Daily Mail, Fox 8 Cleveland FB Image Source: Daily Mail