Forget the National Rifle Association’s assertion that what is needed to protect our children is more guns: They haven’t met Camilla McCall. McCall was walking in a Charlotte, North Carolina park with her three year old son when a strange man who was walking past them decided to try to grab the 3-year-old off his bicycle. McCall grabbed the bottom half of her son and fought like crazy to make sure the man, Jerry White, wouldn’t get a hold of him for good.
McCall then wrestled White and her son to the ground. White, fearing a visit from the cops, ran for his life, and McCall avoided seeing her son kidnapped by a total stranger. After White fled the scene, police were able to figure out his identity from surveillance footage from a local fast food restaurant.
White wasn’t just any stranger either. He has been arrested more than 103 times in the past. Most of those arrests were for non-violent offenses, but, yet, local residents, including McCall, were still shocked that White was not behind bars.
“He just snatched him around the waist, off the bike and that’s when I jumped on, and grabbed Liam and that’s when we were fighting about him. The only thing I could think of is, I’ve got to hold on to him as tight as I can. That is crazy that he is still walking around here in our neighborhood and he’s been arrested that many times.”