By Josh Starling
Cameron Cook was at the store with his mom over the weekend when he saw a little girl alone and also noticed a strange man standing just a little too close to her. Cameron’s mom, Heather, was preoccupied with shopping and at first tried to pull Cameron along, but at the 17-year-old’s insistence she stopped to assess the situation… something was definitely wrong.
“I seen the guy grabbing himself, and my mom goes, ‘Cam let’s go, keep walking,’ I was like, no, something’s going on.”
“I was close enough that I could smell the liquor coming from his mouth,” said Heather, “It was horrible.”
Cameron fearlessly approached the large man and began loudly asking him what he was doing.
“So I went up to him, I was like, ‘Excuse me sir, do you know her?’ And then the first thing he said was, ‘I’m not a pervert, I’m not a pervert.’ I was like, I didn’t ask you that sir,” said Cameron.
Cameron continued to berate the man until he ran out of the store. It’s likely the teenager saved the little girl from an unthinkable fate. “He was big, and Cameron had no fear at all,” said his mother. “He just stood firm on the fact that he knew what this man was doing was wrong.”
Cameron wants no praise for his actions, only to inspire others to step in when they feel that something is not right. “I’m just happy I was there to protect her,” said Cameron. “Because you never know what could have went on.”
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