He Was Watching
It had been a long day at school, and she was eager to get home and relax. She got off the school bus and started making her way home, completely unaware of who was lurking behind her. This individual had been watching her for weeks.
He watched, following from a distance as she made her way home. He was doing his best not to draw any attention to himself. But soon, the predator would become the pray.
The Real Monsters
The outside world can be frightening. True monsters wander the streets openly, and sometimes it’s impossible to detect their evil motives until it’s too late.
Most individuals spend much of their time trying to do a good thing, doing their best, and simply creating the kind of lifestyle they desire for themselves and their family members. However, trouble could be lurking around the next corner.
No matter how secure a life you may believe you live, genuine evil is capable of hiding in practically any gap or crevice. Threats are not always noticeable, and wolves can frequently become sheep-like in their appearance.
What can you then do to save your nearest and dearest and oneself against evil? This story educates us. You won’t need to get ready if you remain prepared.
Not Used To Crime
This story’s setting is not thought to be very threatening. Families primarily live in this suburban region.
Major crime is something that the locals only learn about in the media. The most serious problem or dispute typically arises when a neighbor parks their truck in another neighbor’s driveway. This was about to change completely.
15-year-old Laura Oliver attends Franklin High School in Livonia, Michigan. She resides with her mother, Cindy, father, Mike, and brother Chris, age 19.
The Oliver family came dangerously near to suffering a tragic event recently that may have ruined their life for good. The family was prepared to defend themselves against anything, anyone, and by any measures, but fortunately, the assailant was unaware of this. He would come to regret interfering with the Oliver family.
Someone She Knew
Everyone who knows Laura, who recently finished the 10th grade, describes her as a happy and cheerful girl. This includes everyone from neighbors to faculty and students at her school.
She was about to face a challenge, nevertheless, to her peaceful life. It was somebody she knew personally.
She had no idea that Radric Roberts, the employee of the nearby bakery where she occasionally made purchases, harbored a secret crush on her.
If the man had kept his crazy obsession to himself, this situation wouldn’t be as serious. Nobody was aware that he was a sick, disturbed individual with evil motives.
Strolling Through Her Neighborhood
Roberts had been following Laura for weeks without her knowledge before the occurrence. He discovered her social networking sites and the high school she went to. It didn’t take him a long time to discover her residence.
Following the event, the police discovered CCTV evidence that indicates Roberts strolling up and down Laura’s neighborhood. The most wicked aspect wasn’t even that.
He Stalked Her
The video demonstrated that Roberts would occasionally stand in front of Laura’s home and remain there for hours straight while gazing through the windows at what was happening inside.
In hindsight, it is obvious what he was doing: he was gathering information about the family’s habits and routines in preparation for the horrible deed he intended to carry out. He was planning how he would enter the house and carry out his plans undetected.
It Was Time
Roberts finally put his strategy into place one day. He was aware of the schedule and routes that the bus for Franklin High School took. At the bus stop where he happened to know Laura would get off, he patiently waited.
The man believed that nobody else would be at home at that time. He had noticed that no cars were parked in front of Laura’s driveway. He believed it to be his best opportunity to fulfill all of his terrible wishes.
He Followed Her
Roberts saw Laura getting off the bus and walking home. He followed her from a distance, trying not to look suspicious. The streets were completely empty. He may have had the temptation to do something right then and there.
Who knows if he could have gotten away with it if he had tried it? But instead, he decided to wait until Laura was home. Little did he know that someone was waiting for him there.
Laura’s dad, Mike Oliver, is what you may call a tough guy. The man is an Army veteran, and despite his age, he’s well-versed in several styles of martial arts and self-defense.
That day, he was home with his wife and son. They had taken the car to the mechanic just that morning, which was the reason why Roberts thought they were away. That would turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
He Saw Him
As Mike saw Roberts walking towards the front yard right after Laura walked through the door, he knew something was wrong. He went outside and asked the man what he was doing on his property.
Right then, Roberts knew he had messed up. He tried to turn around and run, but Mike chased after him, reached him, and tackled him down.
“Grabbed him by his hair,” Mike recounted the fight when he talked to the media. “He was like an alligator just twisting, and he got away. He ran around the corner.”
But Laura’s dad wasn’t willing to let him get away. Quickly, he called their neighbor next door, told him about what happened, and asked him for his truck. Then, he chased Roberts around the neighborhood while his son Chris called 911.
Soon enough, a group of police officers arrived at the scene and arrested Roberts. Right now, he’s waiting for trial, and Laura is safe and sound, although the incident has caused her a significant degree of distress in her everyday life.
“My daughter is doing well in school this year. She didn’t even wanna go to school today because she was fearful for her life,” Cindy Oliver, the girl’s mother, said. This is what the hero dad has to say about it:
“He could’ve been laying there on the ground today,” Oliver said, referring to Roberts and what. “This could’ve been so much worse for him. But, this isn’t about being right. It’s about doing right,” the Army veteran added.
This is not the first time a father resorts to taking justice into his own hands. There are plenty of stories like that: sometimes, a father’s revenge can be ruthless; however, it’s easy to understand the type of rage these brutal outbursts may come from.
What Could Be Worse?
After all, what can be more infuriating for a dad than seeing his own son or daughter aggrieved or even threatened by some random scumbag? Recently, one father who found himself in such a predicament decided to take action and shared his story on Reddit.
It’s one of those revenge stories that leave a sweet taste after you’ve read how the plot develops. One thing is for certain: he had it coming.
A Harsh Revenge
The narration posted on Reddit by the avenging father is heavily edited; the father would rather preserve the privacy of everyone involved, including the offender, a softball coach who had been getting handsy with the girls on the team.
Some may argue that the man in question should be exposed, but trust us, what happened to him after this father found out what he did is enough of a punishment.
The father starts off the narration by introducing us to the context in which the story takes place: “I have coached both of my daughters’ softball teams at some point in my life. At the time of this story, I was the secretary for the Softball Booster Club.”
“As is customary in Pennsylvania, the previous board had conspired and stole a lot of money from the Booster Club.”
“They all resigned, and a new Booster Club was elected, including a new president. President Carl decided that if the previous members paid the money back in full, then we wouldn’t press charges. They paid it back. End of back story.”
“We still let the previous president, Steve, help out with coaching because most people still really liked him, and he wasn’t a total douche all the time.” However, that would soon change.
“Normally, I would head coach for my older daughter’s team and be a “dugout dad” for my younger one,” the father recounts.
“I took the year off coaching and decided to just be a (loud and excitable) spectator. A few games into our season, I noticed Steve was overly affectionate with the girls, nothing terrible, hugging and stuff. Still struck me as odd.”
What Steve Did
“Game 6 or 7, my daughter Carrie cranks a ball against the left field fence, and she gets a stand-up double. We all cheer, moment over. The next two girls walk, and Carrie ends up on 3rd.”
“As she’s getting ready for the next pitch, Steve, as the 3rd base coach, leans up to her, says something, and smacks her on the butt.”
Not Fine With That
And that’s where it all started. “Well, I may be overprotective, but I’m not cool with that,” understandably states the protagonist of this story.
“After she comes in and I say a good job to her, I pull Steve aside and tell him that’s not OK with me, and please don’t do it again. He agrees. Happy ending? Nope.”
It Happened Again
“Two games later, I’m sitting behind the fence on the 3rd baseline, and he does it again in the batter’s box. I’m seeing it all from my seat, and I know for sure I’m not going to let that slide.”
“As a boisterous parent, I yell ‘Steve!’ When he looks over, I shake my head no. He nods and pumps his palms to the ground to say, ‘chill out.’ I let it go.”
But Steve Didn’t Let It Go
“For the rest of the season, Steve goes around telling all the parents and coaches about how I’m such a prick, how I embarrassed him, and I shouldn’t be part of the league.”
“At this point in my life, I’ve only been in this town for six years, so most people shockingly side with Steve. The guy has lived here his entire life, his name is even on the Little League field, but I’m still pretty pissed.”
The Plot Thickens
“The whole stealing thing was one of those ‘we never addressed it in public’ type of things, the worst kept secret in town. Steve and his daughter also run the Civic Center and Little League, and rumor is that they’ve been skimming from them for over a decade.”
“Usually, our Booster Club Meetings are low key, general business, bookkeeping, etc. We often donate to other local organizations. Given the shenanigans at the Booster Club and Little League, we declined that year to make a donation. Well, Steve goes mental.”
“So Steve goes, ‘how can you hurt these kids’, etc. It’s all aimed at me, and I’m an adult, so I take it. As he’s storming out, he says verbatim, ‘and your kids suck at softball.’”
“Nope. Nope. Instead of charging after him or yelling, I stew in my chair. I go home and tell my wife, who’s just as pissed. Word gets around school about what Steve said, my kids hear, and I’m even more pissed.”
“So, I did what any rational parent would do and wrote an anonymous letter to the FBI. I included everything, ledger statements, dates, and missing receipts.”
“It took 3 months of the FBI raiding all of our local charitable organizations in town, but they charged Steve, his daughter, and son. Over $80,000 between the three of them. On top of that, his wife left him.” But that wasn’t all.
“And I’m sure what really messed with Steve’s head the most and still drives him crazy was when they took his name off the Little League field.”
“In the end, he must have scrounged up all the money he had, but his family paid it all back. He received a two-year sentence and is forbidden from being involved in any more charitable organizations.”
A Happy Ending
So, in the end, Steve got what he deserved. Not only was he a handsy creep, but he had also been taking advantage of people’s goodwill for his own enrichment.
And the best thing about this father’s revenge was that he only did what was right and lawful; he didn’t have to take justice into his own hands, and he left it to law enforcement.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead are entirely coincidental.