Is there such a thing as the Grinch Who Stole Mother's Day? How about the Grinch Who Stole A Woman's Necklace Which Made Her Mom Run After Him on Mother's Day?
That was actually the title of one of Dr. Seuss's last unpublished manuscripts. It was rejected for being "too disturbing" and "just plain weird" by his publishers. Oh well. On Mother's Day, instead of enjoying a nice relaxing breakfast in bed, one California mom found herself in the middle of a Dirty Harry movie. According to KFBK:
A woman had just returned home from shopping on the 31-hundred block of Stefano Way in Stockton - when two suspects approached her and tried stealing her shopping bag. After she resisted, one of the men ripped off a gold chain from around her neck.
Stockton Police officer Joe Silva says that's when the woman's elderly mother came running out. 'At that point the victim's elderly mother saw what happened and chased after the suspects yelling for help.' When the two black males got into their white four-door car - they fired a gun into the air - then fled the scene.
'This is probably not how this family planned on spending Mother's Day but we all [have] to remember that all moms - it doesn't matter how old they are - always have that instinct in them that when they see something happening to one of their children, they're going to go out and protect them," said Officer Silva.
What if this story inspires Hollywood to make an a string of mom-themed Mother's Day vigilante movies? Sort of like The Purge meets Mother? A team of vigilante mothers patrol the streets of a crime-filled city fighting crime and "taking out the trash." They only stop to intermittently call their daughters to remind them to pull their hair out of their face or call their sons to ask them if they are still dating "whatshername?" I would call it "MOTHER'S DAY: M IS FOR MAYHEM."
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