Cry-Baby of the Week
It's time, once again, to marvel at some people who don't know how to deal with the problems the world throws at them.
Cry-Baby #1: Linda Lusk
NY Daily News via Reddit
The incident: A woman found out that she may be banned from attending her daughter's high school graduation because she had previously been convicted of molesting a 14-year-old boy.
The appropriate response: Nothing. Maybe not molesting children if you're the type of person that's super into going to events where a lot of them will be present.
The actual response: She intends to go to the graduation anyway, even if it means getting arrested.
Back in 2010, Linda Lusk, a 52-year-old mother of five, was charged with having sexual intercourse with her daughter's 14-year-old boyfriend, Bubba.
According to Bubba, Linda invited him over to her house one lunch time after exchanging sexual texts with him. He says that she led him to a bedroom, undressed him, and performed oral sex on him.
Initially Linda denied the accusations, saying that she only "accidentally grazed" Bubba's genitals. Though she later agreed to plead guilty after being told by prosecutors that they had enough evidence to convict her.
She was charged with third-degree child molestation, and served two months of a 90-day sentence.
Her daughter Karlie is set to graduate at the end of this school year. Understandably, Karlie's school has a ban on convicted sex offenders attending their events.
In the past, Linda has tried to attend a baseball game at the school, but was denied permission.
Linda asked the school for permission to attend the graduation ceremony. The school told ABC that they have yet to decide if Linda would be allowed in or not.
Linda said she will attend regardless of what the school decides, "There is no way that they're going to keep me. I mean, even if I get arrested,” Linda told ABC's 20/20. “I am going to my daughter’s graduation."
Despite pleading guilty, Linda places the blame of what she did firmly on her victim. In the interview with 20/20, she said, "The child appeared to need my help and attention, and I was depressed and unaware that I was being used and manipulated until it was too late." In another interview, she said of the boy she molested, "I don’t think he’s ever accepted responsibility for what he did."
The incident: A man was fired from his job as a caretaker.
The appropriate response: Nothing, if your dismissal was warranted. Seeking legal help if you feel you were unjustly terminated.
The actual response: The fired man slit the throats of his former employer's dogs.
William Skyler Leak (pictured above) was fired from his job as a caretaker at a stable in Fort Worth, Texas last August.
According to a spokeswoman for Fort Worth Police, William was let go because "the owner didn't like his work performance."
William was told to clear out the on-site mobile home he'd been living in and leave. William refused, and ended up squatting in the trailer for a month until the owner was able to get a court order forcing him out.
The next night William returned to his former workplace and broke in.
Once inside, he slit the throats of two border collies. He stuck a note to a bulletin board inside the stable in which he called the double dog murder "absolutely beautiful."
"The sweet surrender as they looked into my eyes," the note read, "It was breathtaking."
The note ended with a warning to his former employer, “f you ever try to find me, you will be in the same situation as your dogs.”
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