From Mad World News: An Illinois teen’s short cut through his neighborhood led to a severely slit throat when he got caught up in a thin rope a neighbor used to block off the area around his home.
Sergio Perez, 13, was riding his bike down a hill that would get him home quicker than the typical route he took, however, a homeowner had set up a booby trap that other residents said was intended to keep kids off his property, according to Chicago news source FOX32.
“Suddenly I felt a pull on my neck because I think I knew that there was going to be a rope on the floor, but I didn’t know it was going to be up on the fence,” Perez told the station.
The deep cut across the boy’s neck caused him to pass out.
“I blacked out for a little and then I screamed, I was like mom, mom. I didn’t know what to do after that,” Perez said in an interview with FOX 32.
Perez’s mother, Naomi Perez, found her son holding his neck at the scene. “It was really scary just seeing my son holding his neck, he could have lost his head,” said Naomi.
The Perez’s neighbor, Eric Ratliff, who heard the boys screams for help told the news source,“By the time I got over here towards the hill, I saw him make his way up holding his neck and I saw blood coming out of his mouth and that’s when she was saying, dial 9-1-1.”
The man who owns the property and set the trap to keep the abundance of neighborhood kids out, declined to comment on the existence of the rope upon request from Fox32 reporters. He then followed the station’s questioning up by telling them to leave the property, of course.
Charges have not been filed against the seemingly recluse resident. However, a police report has been filed against him, and the case is now under review, Will County States Attorney Office Spokesman Charles Pelkie told Fox.
Although the boy was trespassing, do you think this man should have some accountability for the injuries he inflicted on this young boy from the irresponsible trap he set up? This could have had a very fatal ending.