Metro- A man washed a boy’s mouth out with soap after seeing him kick an old man’s walking stick and then swear, a court heard.
Rian Birtwell, 23, was walking in a park near his home when he saw six-year-old Alfi Cook kick an elderly man’s cane and told him to stop.
But when Alfi told Birtwell to ‘f*** off’ and called him a ‘gay boy’, Birtwell walked to a nearby shop, bought some soap, returned, pinned the boy down, and stuck it in his mouth.
‘He [Rian] fully accepts in hindsight that that was not the best way to react,’ said Jason Smith, mitigating.
‘All Rian was trying to do was teach the little boy some manners. Unfortunately, manners are in short supply nowadays.’
'I think the main message that people should take from this case is that adults are adults and they should act appropriately when dealing with children,’ he told The Telegraph.
‘If a child is acting in the wrong manner then it has to be dealt with in the appropriate ways.’
No, you can't just go around sticking bars of soap in the mouthes of random children that are acting up in public. I think we can all agree there. However, this is an issue that needs to be discussed. Like the director of the anti-bullying organization (how gay, no homo) said, we need to deal with children appropriately when they act up. As far as lip service goes, that was pretty good. Not bad in theory, but how about in practice? What is the appropriate way to deal with a shitty little kid that is going around kicking the cane out of an old man's hand and telling someone that scolds to him to 'fuck off'? How are you supposed to act towards a little kid calling you a 'gay boy'? I got to be honest, my first instinct would be to crack his skull with a blunt object. Sticking a bar of soap in his mouth seems like the nicest possible way I can think of handling the situation. He should consider himself lucky to walk away only tasting 'Dove' for the next few days.
It's not like when I grew up. Yeah, kids were still shitheads back then, but they were shitheads to the right people, their parents. We weren't going around without any fear of repercussion whatsoever when we acted up in front of strangers. Not to sound like a senior citizen, but kid's these days have no respect, FOR ANYONE. A 6 year old, A FUCKING 6 YEAR OLD, was just stomping around a park like he owned the place. Puffing out his chest and grabbing his little baby dick like he was the cock of the walk. I have an idea, if you know your kid is the spawn of Satan don't let him run rampant in the park. And you know what, when you undoubtedly neglect your responsibilities as a parent and let him run around in the park alone you can't be mad if he gets his dirty little mouth cleaned out. I'm not saying that it should be legal to place your hands on another's child. That's a slippery slope. However, I am saying that next time 'the load that should have been swallowed' is left alone in the park he'll think twice before he does anything stupid. Pretty sure the entire point of a punishment to deter similar behavior in the future.
P.S. It's not too often when you can see a child and say "that kid is a FUCKING nightmare" off looks alone, but this kid has 'nightmare' written all over him.