A Florida mother and father learned the most horrible way possible this week why little kids should always be escorted when they use a public bathroom.
The mother, father and their two boys were dining at a McDonald’s in Jacksonville when their two sons, one 6 years of age, the other 7, went to the bathroom together as per the “buddy system.”
Unfortunately, the system did not work. Moments later, the older boy returned to the table by himself. This troubled the boy’s parents, so his father then walked to the bathroom himself to check on his younger boy.
When the father entered the restroom, he saw a man emerge from a stall and walk out. Inside that same stall the father found his younger boy pulling up his pants.
Without a moment to lose, the father then hightailed out of McDonald’s and chased the pedophile, a 33-year-old homeless man later identified as Keith Andre Sykes, until unfortunately the suspect got away.
Police later found Sykes hiding in a dumpster and booked him on a charge of capital sexual battery. He hopefully has a very lengthy prison sentence awaiting him.
What exactly happened to the father’s boy was not immediately known, though according to Chief Tom Hackney, “It’s clear that some kind of sex crime happened.”.
For something so sickening to happen to a six-year-old boy is horrifying, though it does go to show that you should always monitor the activities of your young children.