“Stranger Danger” is a modern term used to teach young children about the risks of strangers. Speaking with someone they don’t know or being approached by a stranger should trigger an alert reaction and the child must be concerned as well as the parents. Parents’s worst fear is something bad happening to their child, whether it be abduction or a full blown kidnapping.
The Kroutil family of Lincoln County, Missouri has taken this fear to an outrageous level when an aunt asked a co-worker, Nathan Wynn Firoved, to kidnap her six-year old nephew to teach him about strangers. Their reasoning for this is because they felt the child was too nice to people. The boy’s mother, Elizabeth Hupp, his grandmother, Rose Brewer, and his aunt, Denise Kroutil and Nathan Firoved were arrested Wednesday.
Firoved not only agreed to the kidnapping but lured the child to his truck and stated her would never, “see his mommy again” and that he would be “nailed to the wall of a shed.” According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, the boy abound and was lead into his own basement where his pants were removed and they threatened to sell him into sex slavery.
When the family finally revealed to the boy that they were behind the sickening plot, they lectured him about “stranger danger” and how he needs to be more careful. The child later told school officials of the incident who called the Division of Family Services. According to police, the boy is now in protective custody.
The boy’s aunt, grandfather, mother and Firoved have been charged with felony kidnapping, felony abuse, felonious restraint and neglect of a child. Bail has been set at $250,000 each and according to the family; they do not see a problem with their actions.
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