—Abductors often work in groups and position themselves throughout the store. Although it wouldn’t appear that these three individuals were shopping together, I am certain this man and couple were a team.
—This couple were of East Indian descent and the man was white and covered in tattoos—all were mid 30s. Beware no matter the color, appearance, age or sex.
—The couple checked out with two items of little value. Something they could easily abandon.
—The woman had alarming proximity to me at times and twice put her hand on my basket. She created one route for me to place my groceries, thus leaving my attention divided between my kids and my task. (I did not place anything on the belt until they left…FYI.)
—I20 is a prominent sex-trafficking route; Longview included. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice used the following cities to study sex-trafficking data. Notice the first three.
San Antonio, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA
Las Vegas, NV
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (U.S. Territory)
—Houston is a popular port where these children are sold overseas.
—Abductors often follow you to your car and snatch the willing child they bonded with moments before; all while you put in groceries.
—Abductors can follow you home.
—The cashier remarked that she thought I knew these strangers. Their body language conveyed that to onlookers, which would make an exit convenient.
—I’ve heard this is happening at Target, Walmart and Kmart; often in the mornings/before lunch. Completely true of my experience, but it could happen anywhere.
—Moms shopping alone with kids are targeted. Also true of my experience.
—Although rumor says blonde, fair girls/teens are targets, I’ve yet to find that in my research & my daughter doesn’t fit that description.
—Additionally, little girls AND boys of any age are targets.
The thought of what could have happened is sickening. I’m just like you; a mom, and I hope my experience helps you to be, not fearful, but cautious!
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
(LPD have been contacted with this report.)
To learn more about the dangers of sex trafficking, check out this video on the thousands of women who are abducted at major sporting events every year.
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