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Toddler helps officers to find fugitive's hiding spot: 'Very brave and honest'

Williamsburg police and Kentucky State Police were trying to serve Hicks with 'multiple outstanding warrants for her arrest.'

Toddler helps officers to find fugitive's hiding spot: 'Very brave and honest'
Boy in striped sweater pointing to the sky while watching birds flying on a sunny day - stock photo - Getty Images | juanma hache

Kids are innocent and often speak the truth in any given situation. However, that is not always the case with adults. Kentucky officials recently praised a toddler for pointing to a fugitive's hiding spot when the adults refused to divulge the information, officials said, according to NBC News. Officials called the toddler "very brave and honest." Reportedly, officials from different agencies were looking for a woman named Tina Hicks, who is from Williamsburg. It is a small city of about 5300, about 100 miles southeast of Lexington.

A woman is handcuffed - Getty Images | filo
A woman is handcuffed - Getty Images | filo


Whitley County sheriff's deputies, Williamsburg police and Kentucky State Police were trying to serve Hicks with "multiple outstanding warrants for her arrest,” the sheriff's office stated. The sheriff's office said that not a single adult in the family was ready to tell whether or not Hicks was in the house. The toddler stood up, put his hands on his hips, and stated: "It is good, to be honest… we shouldn’t lie, she is inside the room next to the bathroom!” Thanks to the toddler, the officers located the fugitive hiding in the described location. Deputy Patrick commended the child for his integrity and service to the community.

Hicks was served with two outstanding Whitley Circuit indictment warrants charging with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. Also, with four other outstanding district court warrants. The sheriff's office clarified that the toddler was visiting family. "He was healthy, intelligent, and in no way appeared to be abused. He was just at the wrong place wrong time. If deputies thought he was a potential victim of repercussions, it would have been dealt with," the office stated in a Facebook post.

Facebook | Whitley County Sheriff Department
Facebook | Whitley County Sheriff's Department


Many on social media appreciated the child for his honesty. Ella Mullis commented, "Awesome if we were all honest as a child this world would be a better place." Shelia McCullah commented, "I don’t know these people, but this post has made me smile!! At least someone has taught their child right. The child needs a present." Becca commented, "That's awesome little feller at least he's on the right side love to see these little hands on his hips lol. God love it." Janelle Daley commented, "Someone is raising him right. Hopefully, the adults learned from his courageous actions. Now the adults are learning that every action has a reaction. It's kind of ironic that the toddler is teaching the adults to be honest."



In another story, talking about toddlers' honesty, a child made a crucial point to her brother when he wanted to eat at McDonald's. She said to her brother, “Why do you want McDonald’s when she didn’t even get paid yet?” referring to their mother. He responded, "Ya I want. I was gonna starve." She straight away told him, "Starve on that's what you can do and that's what you can do." He said, "You starve on." She got upset and told him in an angry tone, "Because my ma doesn't have the money yet." Her expressions were just like an adult in the video and it was hilarious to watch it. The video gained more than 55,000 upvotes and was captioned, "Sticking up for her mum because she hasn't been paid yet."

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