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Years ago, a homeless man put a gun to my little brothers face

My brother was about 13 at the time. Not only that but he has autism. He's the one who's being raised by my mom alone (if anyone remembers me talking about that before).

I wasn't with him when it happened but this was back when I lived with my mom. So I was home with her. My brother was playing soccer at the park with his friends & at some point, the ball hit a homeless man in the face who was sleeping on the side somewhere. All the kids immediately ran away except my brother. He just stood there not knowing how to react because he doesn't always know how to react in situations he doesn't understand.

The man walked straight up to my brother & put a gun to his head, right in his face. The neighbors across the street saw it happen & they started yelling. So the homeless man ran away & those neighbors called the police while they checked on my brother to make sure he was okay. They stayed with him until the cops showed up & eventually the cops knocked on our door to tell us what happened.

The homeless man was already caught & arrested by then. At that point I was honestly so pissed off that if he wasn't caught, I would've went searching for him myself. Wouldn't be the first time I put someone in the hospital for messing with my siblings 馃し either that or I would've gotten shot myself.

My brother didn't react very much the entire day. He seemed fine & had a confused look on his face.. but he wasn't freaked out or worried quite yet.

Then at the end of the night when we were driving, he asked our mom, "hey mom... I could've died today?" & Our mom simply said, "well... yeah sweetie. You got lucky". He just said "oh.." & then he just started crying 馃様

That shit broke my heart because I could tell he just barely realized what had happened & the fear hit him late. The first time I had a gun pulled on me was when I was his age too except it wasn't point blank range right in my face. They shot from a distance & I was fine. Plus I KNEW what I was doing. So it was different.

To imagine being an innocent child & staring at a grown man pointing a gun in your face has to be one of the scariest things I can think of.

My brother doesn't deserve the life he's had to live. I at least know that much. You see, I know the shit I went through growing up was bad here & there.. but I could handle that. It hits a lot harder to see other kids struggle through the same shit. I [b]NEVER[/b] want my future kids to get used to that life
SW-User
My heart.
I hope that fucker got diaherea for his life span and arthritis in every finger. And Gout.
ChiefWalksWith40oz26-30
@SW-User i hope he's dead
馃ズthat broke my heart hearing that
ChiefWalksWith40oz26-30
@Chernobylplaygrounds same here 馃ズ
Nebula41-45, F
That's fucked up, poor kid. Its a terrifying feeling
Nebula41-45, F
@ChiefWalksWith40oz thank goodness they suck.
ChiefWalksWith40oz26-30
@Nebula mf's gotta work on their aim 馃檮
Nebula41-45, F
@ChiefWalksWith40oz naw, they should grow up
Man, I don't do well with these types of stories. I'm too much of a softie when it comes to kids
ChiefWalksWith40oz26-30
@TheManHimself I feel you. It's a different type of hurt to see kids hurt. I'd rather take that myself 馃様
DearAmbellina211341-45, F
Wow. This is powerful, thanks for sharing this.
ChiefWalksWith40oz26-30
@DearAmbellina2113 just a random memory that popped up in my head again. Just makes me sad to think about what some kids have had to go through
ChiefWalksWith40oz26-30
@WaryWitchWandering messed up world we live in

 
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