I am a single grandpa...raising my two grandchildren, ages 7 & 8 years old alone. Normally, I am within 10 ft. (i.e. walking around in stores), well within reach and feel confidant in my position as protector.
However, as we often go to the park, which necessitates some leeway and distance for them to go out to play in the playgrounds. I am always vigilant and watching from a bench, but I have often thought...what if...some BG grabs one of them and runs to a car on the other side of the play area...out of direct reach and contact.
Am I justified in somehow attacking the vehicle-other BG-whatever?
Of course we don't want to endanger the child, but typically, the odds are and have been proven by many sad statistics, that the child lives only four hours after an abduction. So, something must be done.
Anyone aware of legalities of protecting minors in my charge? Lawyers?