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Old May 2nd, 2008, 17:00 PM   1
cparks1
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Scary story of attempted kidnapping, please read and warn


> > > > Forwarded from a Sam's Club employee . . .
> > > > Wanted to share something that happened while
> shopping at Sam's
> > > > Club.
> > > > A mother was leaning over looking for meat and
> turned around to
> > > > find her 4 yr. old daughter was missing. I was
> standing there right
> > > > beside her, and she was calling her daughter
> with no luck.
> > > > I asked a man who worked at Sam's to announce
> it over the loud speaker
> > > > for Katie. He d id, and let me say he
> immediately walked right past me
> > > > when I asked and went to a pole where there
> was a phone. He made an
> > > > announcement for all the doors and gates to be
> locked, a code something.
> > > > So they locked all the doors at once. This
> took all of 3 minutes after I
&g t; > > > asked the guy to do this. They found the
> little girl 5 minutes later in
> > > > a bathroom stall. Her head was half shaved,
> and she was dressed in her
> > > > underwear with a bag of clothes, a razor, and
> wig sitting on the floor
> > > > beside her to make her look different.
> > > > Whoever this person was, took the little girl,
> brought her into the
> > > > bathroom, shaved half her head, and undressed
> her in a matter of less
> > > > than 10 minutes. This makes me shake to no
> end. Please keep a close eye
> > > > on your kids when in big places where it's
> easy for you to get
> > > > separ ated.
> > > > It only took a few minutes to do all of
> that-another 5 minutes and she
> > > > would have been out the door. I am still in
> shock that some sick pe rson
> > > > could do this, let alone in a matter of
> minutes. The days are over when
> > > > our little ones could run rampant all over the
> place and nothing would
> > > > happen to them
> > > > The little girl is fine. Thank God for fast
> workers who didn't take any
> > > > chances
> > > > BE SURE TO FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE, SO THEY
> KNOW JUST HOW SICK PEOPLE
> > > > ARE OUT THERE!!! (This happened at the Sam's
> Wholesale Club in Omaha ,
> > > > Nebraska .)

> > > > This message has been added to the story
> above:
> > > > I received this e-mail from one of my friends
> today. Let me first tell
> > > > you that I work at the Sam's club in Lincoln ,
> NE. The code that was
> > > > sp oken of is called a 'Code Adam'. It is
> named after John Walsh's (host
> > > > of Americas Most Wanted) son Adam who was
> kidnapped and murdered many
> > > > years ago. It is used in all Sam's Clubs,
> Wal-marts, and Wal-mart super
> > > > centers to locate lost children.
> > > > This is how it works. If by some means you
> have been separated with your
> > > > child tell the nearest employee! The employee
> will page a 'Code Adam'
> > > > (missing child in the store) over the intercom
> system followed by a
> > > > description of the chi ld (height, weight, hair
> color, age, name etc).
> > > > When that page goes out all the exits are
> immediately guarded, and/or
> > > > locked in some cases, also every employee will
> stop whatever they are
> > > > doing no matter what it is and help look for
> the missing child. This
> > > > will continue until the child is found
> > > > If the chil d is not found within a reasonable
> time then the police are
> > > > notified and the store will conduct an isle by
> isle search. So if ever
> > > > you are separated from your child now you know
> what to do
> > > > Missing children pictures hang by the exits of
> all Wal-mart and Sam's
> > > > Club stores, please take a few minutes to look
> these over as you leave,
> > > > you just might have seen one of the children
> on them and you might be
> > > > the one to give their parents hope and give
> the police a new lead in
> > > > finding them.
> > > > Thank you.
> > > > Sincerely, Rudy Magee Sam's Club #6413
> > > > Even if you do not have little kids, pass this
> one on to everyone you
> > > > can think of. You never know who you might
> save by sending this email!
> > > > Please take the time and forward this to any
> friend who has children &
> > > > grandchildren!
> Remember your friends..they are there for you when
> others are not!
> Pray the Lord will bless them.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 17:07 PM   2
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OMG! This is shocking and scary. I dont live in the us but thanks for sharing xx



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Old May 2nd, 2008, 17:19 PM   3
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Not that as parents we should not be aware of horrible stuff happening to our children, but emails like this always set off alarm buttons for me. Especially since I remember an episode of CSI that resembled this abduction method. So I always head to Snopes.com and check them out. I guess I am now just jaded and cynical when it comes to the internet. Here is the link to this particular incident.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/kidnap.asp

I think as parents we have enough to be afraid of and worried about without email horror stories that are not true. It makes me mad that people send this kind of stuff out to scare us so. I know the intentions are good, but tell us the real dangers that we need to be aware of, what are the chance of a kidnapper being a stanger as opposed to a friend of the family or a member of the family.



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Old May 2nd, 2008, 17:30 PM   4
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Originally Posted by Samantha675 View Post
Not that as parents we should not be aware of horrible stuff happening to our children, but emails like this always set off alarm buttons for me. Especially since I remember an episode of CSI that resembled this abduction method. So I always head to Snopes.com and check them out. I guess I am now just jaded and cynical when it comes to the internet. Here is the link to this particular incident.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/kidnap.asp

I think as parents we have enough to be afraid of and worried about without email horror stories that are not true. It makes me mad that people send this kind of stuff out to scare us so. I know the intentions are good, but tell us the real dangers that we need to be aware of, what are the chance of a kidnapper being a stanger as opposed to a friend of the family or a member of the family.
I forget about checking out snopes.com, sorry if I have offended you in any way. I just read this and immediately was shocked, but could definately see this happen though. I personally think it is better to be aware of your surroundings rather than have something similar to this happen, better safe than sorry. I don't know about where you live, but where I live (general area) kidnappings are very common (I live in a pretty nice area too), whether it's children, teenagers or adults. I just wanted to warn people, not offend in any way. Thank you for the information on the snopes, I need to remember to utilize that website more.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 17:45 PM   5
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Someone got there before me, but yes this is an urban myth that actually started as long ago as the mid 80s.

Don't believe everything you hear, and believe less of what you read.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 20:54 PM   6
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Oh no Cparks you did not offend me at all love. Trust me when I say there are few more paranoid people than myself. My father was a cop, and I was raised to be sooooooo paranoid. There seem to be spates of kidnappings here in the Austin area, more often than not, it is a family member. It makes me sad sometimes to think of the way the world is in, and all the things we have to worry about with our babies and warn them about.



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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:16 AM   7
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Not that as parents we should not be aware of horrible stuff happening to our children, but emails like this always set off alarm buttons for me. Especially since I remember an episode of CSI that resembled this abduction method. So I always head to Snopes.com and check them out. I guess I am now just jaded and cynical when it comes to the internet. Here is the link to this particular incident.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/kidnap.asp

I think as parents we have enough to be afraid of and worried about without email horror stories that are not true. It makes me mad that people send this kind of stuff out to scare us so. I know the intentions are good, but tell us the real dangers that we need to be aware of, what are the chance of a kidnapper being a stanger as opposed to a friend of the family or a member of the family.

That's exactly what I was going to do. Family and friends love to forward all kinds of crap to me everyday- 95% of these warning emails have been on snopes.com for years.



 
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