4-Year-Old Sets Fire to Parents’ Car: “They threw out my Easter craft”

No Drama Here

No Drama Here (Photo credit: phil41dean)

Every parent experiences that tinge of guilt when they throw away their children’s craft.  Whether it’s an earnest attempt at a popsicle stick house, a gluey tinsel snowman, or a ripped paper bag dragon,  families don’t keep every ‘treasure’  their kids bring home. The average Canadian child brings home upward of 214 crafts, per year – enough to fill a small shed.
Hamilton resident, Jessica McCourt, aged four, discovered her baby chick Easter craft laying in the garbage under the sink.  In a moment of passion, an enraged Jessica lit her parents Hyundai Sante Fe on fire, causing $10,000 in smoke damage to the garage.  The local fire department prevented the fire from spreading to the house, but the SUV is burnt beyond use.  Jessica remains unapologetic, refusing talk to her parents.
yellow chicks

The salvaged yellow chicks (Photo credit: awaqas1)

 “I spent hours in Church making that craft,” says a teary Jessica.  “Hours! I dyed the wool, and didn’t spill any glue, just like they asked me to.  You know what hurts the most, though?  I told them I was giving it to them because I love them, and because Jesus loves them too.”
Gareth and Louise struggled to explain their actions to their daughter.  “Anyway you say it, it still sounds like we’re horrible people,” says Gareth.  “I told her all parents do it.  We don’t want to condone arson, but we also admit that we should have kept the chick.”
Jessica has vowed to stay at her grandparents until her parents apologize.

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