A weird little news story has made the rounds on local TV stations in Florida recently. It all started with a 3½ year old boy being removed from a foster home by the Florida Department of Children and Families and a police report by the local county sheriff in north Florida, near Jacksonville.
The headline I first saw by the time this story made it down to central Florida was "Man Accused Of Shocking Toddler During Potty Training," which sounded horrible enough for me to want to read the article. Then I googled the horrible man's name in the article to see if there were any earlier news articles written about this story, with more details. I quickly found the local story, here.
Now, the horrible man's name is Paul Trotman, and he's an electrician. I only continue to call him horrible because he has been arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse.
This news article has his mugshot and a video. Just click on the face that looks like Gimli from Lord of the Rings to see the TV news video clip. If you read the whole article, you can almost understand why Mr. Trotman did what he did and how it might have made some weird sense for him to do it, though.
The reason I say this goes back to the idea of stupid kid stories. Here's a direct quote from the news that will follow this little kid around until he's thirty or forty years old and why they'll call him Sparky at his office job:
Woo Hoo! Now you know why your office printer/copier is always broken.
|timberland 2012 |
September 26, 2012 06:26 PM PDT
I like the writing structure of your blog and it does a pretty decent job of presenting the material.,691191,http://brilliantweeds.blogdrive.com/comments?id=74
October 10, 2006 08:24 PM PDT
wow.. I really enjoyed your entry! i will be stopping by again.
October 7, 2006 06:53 AM PDT
hmmm. might be too much of a cliche to say that the poor toddler got the shock of his life huh?
|J f Z |
September 4, 2006 04:03 PM PDT
If you ever want to do CatBlog in the future, I'll take a picture of me flushing my cat for you. Anything for you, Ang. Heh.
Now where did I put those elbow-long gloves I used for stringing razor wire? I must have them somewhere. Here, Kitty kitty!
September 1, 2006 10:48 PM PDT
Love the picture. Might just be perfect for a new fishblog layout.
Provided I ever resurrect fishblog.
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