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Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest stop

Postby dustymedic » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:21 pm

And this is why I always carry while traveling by car:

A woman is giving a stark warning after she says two women and three men attempted to abduct her daughter at a rest stop on Interstate 74 in Indiana.



https://www.10tv.com/article/mother-gives-warning-after-attempted-abduction-rest-stop
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby 147Doc » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:09 pm

I read the linked article and WOW... I could come up with so many alternative explanations rather than "attempted abduction."

A woman spoke to you? And then mentioned "a little girl" in conversation to an acquaintance?

And men were standing OUTSIDE THEIR MINIVAN! In the heat! And sun! Because, you know, everyone waiting for anyone should stay seated in their car, or something!


Yeah, always good to stay alert, and maybe she saw more than the article can transmit, but D@MN it sounds thin.Ten seconds of fame much, lady?
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby Brian D. » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:43 pm

I generally don't quibble about someone else's "spider sense tingling". There are employee attendants at that set of rest areas during daytime hours.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby Mustang380gal » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:50 pm

147Doc wrote:I read the linked article and WOW... I could come up with so many alternative explanations rather than "attempted abduction."

A woman "Who appeared to be on drugs and who extinguished a freshly-lit cigarette" spoke to you? And then mentioned "a little girl" in conversation to an acquaintance? "And who changed her clothes, leaving the bag in the restroom"

And men were standing OUTSIDE THEIR MINIVAN "with all of the doors open"! In the heat! And sun! Because, you know, everyone waiting for anyone should stay seated in their car, or something!


Yeah, always good to stay alert, and maybe she saw more than the article can transmit, but D@MN it sounds thin.Ten seconds of fame much, lady?


Added a few details. Yeah, my spidey-sense would have been tingling too.

There really is something to the issue of human trafficking. I have had to take continuing education on it because I am a nurse who works in an area where we might see trafficked people.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby rattlehead » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:44 pm

Brian D. wrote:I generally don't quibble about someone else's "spider sense tingling".


A lot (probably most) people have the capacity to recognize when a situation is "off", but lack the ability to articulate exactly what it is that they're seeing and reacting to. For that reason, I generally do the same as Brian D. above.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby schmieg » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:53 pm

Mustang380gal wrote:
147Doc wrote:I read the linked article and WOW... I could come up with so many alternative explanations rather than "attempted abduction."

A woman "Who appeared to be on drugs and who extinguished a freshly-lit cigarette" spoke to you? And then mentioned "a little girl" in conversation to an acquaintance? "And who changed her clothes, leaving the bag in the restroom"

And men were standing OUTSIDE THEIR MINIVAN "with all of the doors open"! In the heat! And sun! Because, you know, everyone waiting for anyone should stay seated in their car, or something!


Yeah, always good to stay alert, and maybe she saw more than the article can transmit, but D@MN it sounds thin.Ten seconds of fame much, lady?


Added a few details. Yeah, my spidey-sense would have been tingling too.

There really is something to the issue of human trafficking. I have had to take continuing education on it because I am a nurse who works in an area where we might see trafficked people.

And there is a big problem in Indiana with it.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby Mustang380gal » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:32 am

schmieg wrote:
Mustang380gal wrote:
Added a few details. Yeah, my spidey-sense would have been tingling too.

There really is something to the issue of human trafficking. I have had to take continuing education on it because I am a nurse who works in an area where we might see trafficked people.

And there is a big problem in Indiana with it.


I had heard about Toledo having a problem. I did not know about Indiana, but we usually take a couple of kids to summer camp there. After "touristing" in Northern Indiana near Goshen, it really does not surprise me. I haven't had a pronounced spidey sense, but I do seem to be more on guard. We've been going up that way for almost 10 years. Seems to have gone downhill quite a lot.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby Curzyk » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:57 pm

Mustang380gal wrote:After "touristing" in Northern Indiana near Goshen, it really does not surprise me. I haven't had a pronounced spidey sense, but I do seem to be more on guard. We've been going up that way for almost 10 years. Seems to have gone downhill quite a lot.


I used to live in Goshen, and have family within surrounding counties. I haven't been back to there in over 20 years. Sad to hear if it's gone downhill.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby schmieg » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:17 pm

Curzyk wrote:
Mustang380gal wrote:After "touristing" in Northern Indiana near Goshen, it really does not surprise me. I haven't had a pronounced spidey sense, but I do seem to be more on guard. We've been going up that way for almost 10 years. Seems to have gone downhill quite a lot.


I used to live in Goshen, and have family within surrounding counties. I haven't been back to there in over 20 years. Sad to hear if it's gone downhill.

My daughter used to live in Fort Wayne and there were several abductions there. She was in a nicer neighborhood, but there was one day when an older car started following her and the driver kept trying to get her to come over to the car. She was in her late 20's at the time, but looked like a teenager. The car kept even with her until she ran between a couple of houses to the next street and rolled under an SUV. The car came around the block, driving slowly as if the guy was looking for her and went around the area two more times before driving off. She got out from under the car and went to the house where the owners called the police (don't know why she didn't have her cell with her). The police responded and told her that they believed a group from Toledo was coming over to grab girls and sell them.
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Re: Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest s

Postby Mustang380gal » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:34 am

We get off of Rt 30 in northern Fort Wayne. Not that anywhere is safe, exactly, but I may need to re-think my fuel and meal stop locations.

My oldest daughter lives in Lima, OH. She told my husband that Lima has a huge problem with trafficking because of I75. Thankfully she has never had any experiences like your daughter's.

Curzyk wrote:
Mustang380gal wrote:After "touristing" in Northern Indiana near Goshen, it really does not surprise me. I haven't had a pronounced spidey sense, but I do seem to be more on guard. We've been going up that way for almost 10 years. Seems to have gone downhill quite a lot.


I used to live in Goshen, and have family within surrounding counties. I haven't been back to there in over 20 years. Sad to hear if it's gone downhill.

Yeah, I have been going to the mall in Goshen every year when I drop off the kids. Last year I noticed lots of the stores that I liked to look at were gone. I don't think I am going this year. Nothing specific was sending out alarms, but I felt like I shouldn't have been there. I'll do my touristing iaround Shipshewana this year.

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