By bet a woman would've been thanked - United Kingdom - Redditch
Today, I was out jogging, when I saw a girl fall off her bike and start crying. I ran over to see if she was hurt. Apparently her neighbour thought I was trying to kidnap her, because he ran out with a baseball bat and threatened to beat me to death if I didn't get lost. FML
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  fishstick557  |  14

I think you both did some good deeds. I mean yes the neighbor did freak out but he was only concerned for the little girl. Same with you OP people like you make me have faith in humanity.

  laughtersplay  |  14

In this situation Op was just being a nice guy. But as for the neighbor, still better safe than sorry because he didnt know Op's intentions. You never know with the shit you see on the news.

  Ameel_fml  |  19

It might have been an over-reaction on the neighbor's part, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Just a few days ago, a man was arrested in Australia for posing as a lollipop man and attempting to abduct a child as they crossed the road to school. Sadly, stuff like this does happen. :(


#36 I think there's a difference between; helping a little girl who fell off her bike and then someone thinking you where trying to abduct them, than dressing as a lollipop man and grabbing kids as they walk across the street

  phorn84  |  13

It's a sad fact that, thanks to rape culture, any male that acts friendly or shows concern for any woman or child is immediately labeled a rapist or pedophile. Maybe the lack of elaboration is why 5 was thumbed down, but I thought the comment wasn't that bad.

By  SHAMUS_the_WITTY  |  18

Our society has degraded so much...

Oh well, OP. At least you didn't get hit with the bat.

As much as it sucks, I would rather an innocent person be accused of trying to abduct a child than a child actually be abducted because someone else saw a predator with a kid and decided to ignore it.

  Jebitesevsi  |  11

Your mentality is the reason why nobody wants to be near kids. Personally, I wouldn't help a child in trouble. I just don't want the hassle of all the pedo-stranger-danger idiots.

  interesting33  |  36

What sort of logic is that? If you accept the apology that is great because it sounds like he "learned his lesson" - if it could be called doing something wrong in the first place. But saying you won't accept the apology because people won't learn is ridiculous! To apologise in the first place people have to have "learned".


This FML is from the uk not America.

I love how Americans just ignore the fact that countries exist outside of America. You probably won't believe this but "English" comes from "England" so yes, there are countries out there who speak English other than your own.

  doodlecloud  |  26

It's truly sad that it has come to this...many people do take that to heart though, hence how that incident in China happened. Little girl wandered into the road, hit by multiple cars, no-one - drivers or pedestrians - stopped to help her for fear of being horrible. I hope people like OP don't die out.