I am always amazed at how stupid people can be. It was reported on AOL that Rayne Perriwinkle reported to police that her daughter, Cherish was missing. Rayne and her daughters had been shopping at a local Dollar Store at 11:00pm, yes you read that right 11:00pm when they met Donald James Smith. Smith overheard the mother saying she couldn't afford to buy her daughter a dress, and offered to help her out. She says Smith told her his wife had a Walmart gift card, and could meet them at Walmart and use the card to buy items for the family. They all piled into Smith's van and headed to the Walmart. Once there, Perriwinkle says Smith kept insisting they were waiting for his wife. At one point, he said he was heading to the store's McDonald's. The mother says she did not realize her daughter was going with him.
"He asked if I wanted anything and I heard Cherish say 'cheeseburger.' I thought she stayed near me. I didn't realize she went with him. I didn't let her go with him like people think," the mother told the station.
Police tracked down Smith's van driving on I-95 in Jacksonville at around 9 a.m. Saturday. They have not said whether or not Smith led them to the girl's body. Rayne Perriwinkle's two younger children were unharmed and remain in her custody. Here is the kicker, Smith, 56, was previously convicted of attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children.
All I have to say is WHAT! WHAT! ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! There are so many things wrong here that I am not sure where to start. One, you meet some guy at the dollar store and 5 minutes later you along with your kids pile into his van for a ride over to Walmart? Strike one! Then he claims his wife is there with a gift card but after several minutes no wife shows up. So you continue to hang around with this clown? Strike two. Then you lose track of your daughter as she allegedly goes with this maniac for a cheeseburger at the in store McDonalds? Strike three! You are rung up for total stupidity. At this point did it not dawn on this woman that this guy is a problem? Did she not get one of those gut check moments when your spider senses start tingling to tell yourself that I am in trouble here? And, how did you not know that your daughter just walked away with a total stranger? I just can't comprehend the total stupidity here. As for the icing on the idiot cake, the authorities allowed the other two children to remain in the mothers custody. Let's hope she doesn't take them shopping at the local supermarket anytime soon. As I always said, "The masses are idiots"!