Six-year-old Karter Thorpe was sitting in the back seat as his grandma, who he calls “Mimi,” drove through a Lowe’s parking lot in Franklin, Virginia, in search of a space when he saw something unsettling: a man lying on the ground, seemingly lifeless.
The man, who was sprawled across the pavement next to a truck, started to twitch — and that’s when Thorpe yelled at his grandma, Carolyn Cook, to turn around.
Cook thought her grandson, who she says has an “active imagination,” was just exaggerating. She kept on driving, but Thorpe wouldn’t let it go.
“No, you have to stop! He’s hurt, he’s hurt. You have to go back!” he screamed.
“I said that a few times and then she turned around to show me I was wrong,” Thorpe told CBS affiliate WTKR in Virginia.
As Cook made a U-turn to prove the supposed man he saw was just fine, she saw a pair …