The BIG news from my neck of the woods, is that local gal, Sherri Papini was rescued and found alive early on Thanksgiving Day.
For those who did not know - Sherri was jogging on a rural road, near her home on Nov 2. Her husband came home from work, and saw that she failed to pick up her 2 little ones, ages 2 and 4 from daycare. he went out front and found her cell phone and ear buds a little up the road. Our local community, searched and put her name out there on social media and within a day, it made National news.
It was heartbreaking, listening to her husband, Keith as he tried his best to keep his composure. The Sheriff dept cleared him, so he was never a person of interest. These days, so many husbands are - it was a relief to know he was not in anyway involved.
So that was happy news but now, the story takes a ugly turn. Not from her or her family but from evil jealous people, some who do not live around here - spreading vicious gossip. Our Sheriff just came out and announced that, there is no reason, NOT to believe her story. Oh, the rest of the story, is that she was kidnapped by 2 Hispanic women.
On Facebook, I keep seeing this one guy, who is from Simi Valley, going around to different pages on her or news and comments. He doesn't even live here. What is he trying to do? If all of this about her is false, then can he be sued for slander? It doesn't seem right, that just anybody can take a dislike of you, and then go out on the Internet and slander you.
There also is a blogger, who doesn't live around her who is trashing this poor, young Mom.
I don't get it. I sure hope something is done. I believe this falls under cyber bullying.
Sure, it is an odd case - and the likelihood of being rescued is rare - but it does happen. I am sure our Sheriff department will investigate.
Now days, there always seem to be more to the story - and if there isn't, people gossip and make up lies. Pisses me off. This is a rural area and while I do not know her personally, I do know of others who do. What has become of us, as a people - that we have to be so mean to others?
I'm telling you, I lost my hope in mankind a long time ago and this kind of stuff makes it really hard for me, to ever restore my faith in people.