A California bus driver is being called a hero for helping to rescue a 3-year-old kidnapped boy after tricking his suspected captor Friday.
Tim Watson was driving a Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority bus when he noticed a crying boy, ABC 7 News reported.
Watson realized the boy matched the description of a child who went missing from the Milipitas Public Library about an hour earlier — and the 23-year-old man sitting next to him, Alfonso David Edington, fit the description of his suspected kidnapper.
Authorities and bus drivers had been notified to keep their eyes peeled for the boy in red plaid shorts and red shoes and the suspect in a black hooded sweatshirt.
A quick-thinking Watson wanted to get a closer look at the child. He pulled over the bus, pretending to look for a missing green backpack.
“What I’m really trying to do is to get up without him knowing to look at the little boy,” Watson said. “So sure enough, I see the plaid shorts and red shoes. That’s what really stuck out in my mind.”
JUNE 6, 1944: The Most Important Day Of the 20th Century
6 June 2015 by DAVID SMITH
On June 5, 1944, standing in his headquarters watching it rain, General Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, pulled out a pencil and scribbled a short note he hoped he wouldn’t have to use.
Our landings in Normandy have failed, he wrote, and he had ordered their withdrawal. The decision to attack there and then had been his, so “if any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.” He was so preoccupied with worry he wrote “July” on it instead of “June.” He folded the paper and put it in his jacket pocket. As things transpired, the landings did not fail and the whole war changed. The note stayed in his pocket.
Sometimes I’m asked by my students (alongside the perennial question “Who’s the worst president?”) whether there’s a most important day of the twentieth century. I always answer June 6, 1944: the day the Allies successfully put an army ashore in Northern France whose sole purpose was the total destruction of Nazi Germany.
June 6th, the anniversary of D-Day, the allied landing to free Europe from Nazi occupation. June 6th 1944, Operation Overlord began.
One might think a passing notation from our president would be appropriate for an anniversary where 6,500 allies, mostly American, died every single day, from the beginning of D-Day to the end of the Normandy Campaign on August 21st 1944, when the tide turned in our favor and Nazi Germany began their retreat.
One might think, but you’d also be wrong.
No, instead President Obama choses to focus his weekly address today on his pledge to continue allowing illegal immigration to undermine the very essence of American Exceptionalism. After all, it is prudent to remember, President Obama has priorities.
Obama made clear who his real constituents are when he crapped on regular Americans and said he’s doing everything he can for illegal aliens in his weekly address.