A nine year old stole my necklace. And she got caught. Not by me. But by her parents.
I’m pretty much a judge-y person when it comes to crime. Like on those late night crime shows where DNA proves the murderer did it, I’m ready to party with the prosecutor. My stolen necklace had no dead body. So how should my judgement meter register with this? Normally when kids are shits, I’m like, “You know, you take a necklace, you lose your hand and pack your bags for juvy….” But the unexpected response of a stranger had a profound impact on me.