Sunday, April 27, 2008

We live in the F-Dub

We are grateful to the Federal Way Police Department. The other day Daniel, my seventeen year old son had a scary experience. Daniel attends Highline Community College and usually takes the bus to my office after school. Then I take him to work. On this day six guys, who I refer to as thugs, followed him off of the bus and tried to rob him. They had bandannas over their faces and wrapped around their fists. These guys were threatening to "mess him up" if he didn't give them his money and cell phone. Meanwhile I had the feeling to just go to the bus stop to pick Daniel up instead of waiting for him. I happen to drive up just as these "thugs" were pulling on his backpack and getting ready to punch him. I really believe that the Holy Ghost was directing me to pick him up. I usually would always wait for him. We did call the police and four of the six were arrested. We were very impressed with the professional way the officers handled the situation. It is pretty scary to report things like this to the police but this kind of thing will continue to increase if we don't fight back and let the police do their jobs. The police said they were familiar with these guys and said they were glad that we called. I am just grateful to Heavenly Father that Daniel is no worse for the wear.

2 comments:

Keri said...

That is so scary!! That is why we moved to Yakima, it's much safer over here. :) Good thing you listened!

The VanderHoevens said...

I was just thiking the same thing - I am so grateful I live in Tacoma - way safer! Hahaha......