AMAZINGLY a van that a terrified parent reported was STOPPED in front of her HOUSE to videotape her daughter turned out to be...a van that was stopped in front of her house so the driver could safely use his cell phone while not driving.
Here's the second-day story on that incident. (Yes, once again it was in my hometown of Wilmette, IL. And the photo below is of yet another scary van sighting there that turned out to be workers, not kidnappers.)
And darned if the same thing didn't just happen in Vermont! Well, not EXACTLY the same.
This man and van had been reported to police for stalking a girl three times in one week. Turns out it was a mail delivery guy, going about his rounds.
If we are going to call the cops every time we see a van on the street and assume it is a child-snatcher, we are going to need a lot more police, a lot more Valium, or a lot more common sense.
Let's aim for Option 3.