(New Hampshire/Florida)- An 11-year-old boy helps police catch a child molester during his family's vacation at Disney World.
It was the perfect picture of a happy family vacation to Disney World.
“Well the beginning was pretty good until we ran into this little big bump”, says David.
That bump was convicted sex offender William Bishop who 11-year-old David and his sister ran into out by the pool at the Swan Resort on the property of Walt Disney World.
David says, “He was asking my sister some very strange questions like where are your mom and dad? Do they know where you are? Do they know you are going on the slide? Can you point your mom and dad out to me?”
David knew something was not right about those questions so he told his dad. They both kept an eye on Bishop. Thirty minutes later, Bishop walked off with another little girl. David ran after them.
“I went to the top of the hill and maybe 15 or 20 feet away, I saw behind the bushes he was rubbing her private area. I ran back down and told my dad that they were behind the bushes”, says David.
Four lifeguards came out and held Bishop until police got there. They made a disturbing discovery. They found a small camera hidden inside his Hawaiian shirt. He had been videotaping the alleged assault. Bishop is a convicted sex offender with a 40-year history of arrests.
David's Dad says, “There’s something wrong with the system where a guy like this is walking around free.”
But back home in New Hampshire, Dave could not be more proud of his son, who some are calling a hero.
David adds, “When I see something really suspicious like that, like a molester, I want to keep a close eye on them to make sure he’s not getting my sisters or little kids”
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