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He appeared in front of the judge. He felt nervous, as he completely understood why he had to be there. It wasn't really a big deal, but it still gave him goosebumps. Every father knows that you should never leave your daughter with a stranger, but he was only meant to be gone for a few minutes. What could've possibly happened to her, particularly in a courthouse, right? Finally, he walked out of the courtroom, desperate to see his little girl. That's when he realized he had made a huge mistake.
Utah County Courthouse
Jose Moncayo was feeling anxious about getting a traffic ticket. He made his appearance at the Utah County Courthouse at the time his hearing was appointed for. Just as he was about to make his way in, the bailiff shared some surprising news that completely shattered him and made him question it all.
Utah County courthouse
Jose and his little girl, Abi from Orem, Utah, were patiently waiting outside of the courtroom. Meanwhile, Abi found ways to entertain herself by running around the place as if it were a playground. She snooped around "secret" pathways, and uncontrollably ran up and down the halls. For a little kid like Abi, the courthouse was the most mysterious place she had ever visited, but little Abi would've never imagined that her thrilling adventure would continue somewhere else.
Jose knew he had to show up at court, so he called many babysitters, friends, his parents, and pretty much anyone he could think of that would be able to take care of his 2-year-old girl. Sadly, everyone was busy. He didn't really worry, though. After all, she's just a little girl. She can just sit down quietly in the courtroom right? As it turns out, he was very mistaken.
Being a parent is a pretty rewarding experience, but being the parent of a 2-year-old can be exhausting at times. They're so curious about everything, that all they want to do is explore and venture out. Jose knew his daughter was an energetic little kid, and she always had a tough time falling asleep at night. She'd make weird requests every now and then. But nothing could've predicted what Jose ended up witnessing that day in the courtroom.