Received Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I had an unfortunate encounter with two young children and their caregiver at the Target in Stamford, Ct yesterday, (8/14). I was shopping for school supplies with my own 6 y.o. child who requested to 'just look' at the toys. I accompanied him to the toy aisle. Within 4 seconds, two children ripped around the corner running and carrying on. They had toys in their hands, one a large ball which he bounced directly off of my child. My son was shocked, not hurt and the two boys ran to the next aisle, shouting and from the sounds of things throwing other objects, the large ball included. The boys were just bigger and just smaller than my own, so I will put them at 5 & 7. They were white children with broad faces, military haircuts and dressed in summer clothing with tennis shoes and no socks. We leave the toy aisle and head to the cash registers, when something on an end aisle catches my attention. I stop and am looking at the cleaners. 10 seconds later my heels are jammed in to by who, but one of those same children. The older of the two. Next we pay for our merchandise and leave the store, load it in the car and are about to back up. A grocery cart comes flying past the back of my car and it is the same older child, now riding the cart as his brother is chasing him. They are yelling at the top of their lungs, "brush you teeth, brush your teeth, brush your G-ddamn teeth" over and over again. Next to pass the rear of my car is the caregiver of the children. She is an attractive Hispanic woman with curly hair, wearing a plain khaki t-shirt, black crop pants and talking and laughing in to her cell phone. I wait for her to pass and back up. As I am leaving the parking lot, I see her opening up a late model, dark red SUV. It had 4 doors, tinted windows and was a nice looking. I am not 100% certain but I think it was an Acura. The boys put the purchases in the car. The caregiver continued chatting away. She pointed to the cart collection station and without saying a word, the smaller of the two returned the cart. She got in the car before the children. I wasn't surprised she didn't watch them in the parking lot, she hadn't watched them the whole time. With regard to anything else distinguishing, her hair was curly and styled, she was well groomed and she carried a metallic looking slouch purse.