It’s so cold in the suburbs of ‘the D’. This past Tuesday, six-year-old Saniya (who’s last name has been witheld) and her parents headed to their car after watching an afternoon matinee showing of “The Smurfs” in Livonia, MI. All of a sudden, a pickup truck rolls by and a man douses the little girl with red soda as he and another man or two hurled insults at the family before pulling off.

“I said ‘Mommy, why did they do that?’ And then mommy said we got to pray for them.” said Saniya.

Her mother Nesia told a reporter from Detroit’s FOX 2 “While they were driving off they yelled out, ‘You monkeys, you baboons. Started making like monkey noises and sounds and just kind of drove off.”

“I could not believe that something had happened like that,” said Larry, Saniya’s father. The family was too stunned to get a clear discription of the culprits or a licencce plate number, but do recall that the car was an older red F-150 pickup with a black cover.

Nesia says she’s never had anything like this happen to her and expressed her shock at her daughter’s experience: “She’s six. I mean, it’s 2011. Why does she even have to know that any of this is still something that goes on.”

Livonia police are interested in speaking with anyone who may know who was responsible for this act.


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