Video: Teen seeks out father’s victim to apologize, pay restitution
posted at 6:16 pm on September 30, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
We’ve certainly heard about the Holloway 300, the hundreds of teenagers who ransacked former NFL player Brian Holloway’s house without a hint of remorse — and some of whose parents threatened to sue Holloway for violating their teens’ privacy for attempting to shame them into accountability.
Here’s one teen who didn’t get all the breaks in life, but still knows right from wrong, and family honor rather than shamelessness. After the last few days, we need a reason to hope, and 15-year-old Christian Lunsford provides it:
She was mugged as she visited her husband’s grave.
The mugger got away with her purse and $700, but not for long. Police caught him, and the news put his mug shot on TV.
Fifteen-year-old Christian Lunsford says the first time he saw the picture, he recognized it “in detail.” He had no doubt that it was his dad.
Christian says his parents divorced when he was two, and his dad has been mostly absent ever since. Last time he heard from him was a few weeks ago. His dad gave him $250 for a band trip Christian really wants to go on. …
The apple wants nothing to do with the tree. Which is why, after Christian heard about his dad’s latest crime, he reached out to the victim and asked to meet her in a church parking lot.
“You think, ‘What’s going on here?'” Tona says.
A lot more than she thought. Be sure to watch it all.