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Old 03-01-03, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down To anyone with young kids in the family!

I was at a grocery store today and while walking through the aisles over the speaker system someone said, "Could the parents of Brianna please come to checkout 10, your daughter can't seem to locate you". I thought nothing of this, but at the same time frowned that someone would let their young child out of their sight.. Anyway, i continued on and finished up with everything and got to the checkout (number 9) and the little girl was still sitting at number 10 with the cashier (this was now 10 minutes later).. As i walked up and started unloading the cart, the little girls mother came up and said, "Brianna" and the cashier asked the girl if this was in fact her mother, and the little girl said yes and ran to her mother crying. The mother looked at her daughter and said, "i thought you were still in the cart". I bit my tongue and decided it was in my best interest to say nothing (for anyone that knows me, you know that took a lot of will power).. Anyway, as the lady walked of with her daughter who was now 'safely' back in the sight of her mother, the cashier begins to tell a small group of his sitting there that only 5 minutes earlier a man approached checkout 10 and said, "Thats my daughter". The Cashier in turned asked the little girl if this was infact her father and the girl with tears and fright in her eyes said, "no, that's not my daddy" as the cashier turned to look at the man, he made a quick dash for the front doors and took off into the parking lot. Now this is very frightening to myself having 2 very young nephews who i care about more then anything in this world. After hearing her tell us this, all i kept thinking and even now i still find myself thinking is, why didnt she yell 'stop that man' or call for security? She obviously saw this guy and she could atleast give enough of a description to atleast put a warning out there. For all we know, this guy could have gone down the street to the next store and tried and possibly succeded..
Sorry for the long rant, but i just wanted to warn everyone that this is happening out there and it was very close to my home today and many of our site members..
This took place in Brampton, Ontario.. Please everyone, keep a close eye on your children when you're out in busy places, i would hate for anyone to have to experience something like this that can so easily be prevented.. Take Care..

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Old 03-01-03, 12:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go back tomorrow ask if there a video tape, call the police and file a complaint with the cashier as a witness.
I you do this I forever will be indebted to you, and if itís a made up story by the cashier good on her.
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Old 03-01-03, 01:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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holy cow thats scary
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Old 03-01-03, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree... I don't see how someone could leave their kid away for like 10 mins... Ah, oh well, at least all is well. You shoudl definitely tell them to post some signs o around with that guy on them... That is freaky
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Man that is SERIOUS, Someone should take action and do something about that. I have a 4 yr old son and he never leaves my sight when he's with me. To think that that could happen is just frightening!!! Trust me, if I was the cashier that guy would be leaving in an ABULANCE going to the hospital.
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Old 03-01-03, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Kahane, i totally agree.. I just wish i had been there when the guy walked up.. Cause he wouldn't have gotten far.. I'm going to make a call today and find out if they have video surveilence etc. I'll keep everyone posted..
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Old 03-01-03, 01:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That story is scary on so many levels! How could people be both evil and brave enough to "claim" a child that isn't theirs in a crowded store in broad daylight?

How could parents let a child out of their sight when such stories are all too common? And how could they wait so long before going to the register to get their daughter when they heard the announcement?

Yes, please do whatever you can to bring this story to people's attention. If there is no security tape, call the police anyway and also contact local news.
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it's pretty sad when people just stand and do nothing.
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I would think its mandatory that the cashier notify managment at LEAST about that situation if not call the police?

The cashier did nothing? I can't believe that. Did she tell the motehr when she did come up? Anything?

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Old 03-01-03, 02:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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She didnt inform the mother when the mother came. which you think she would have even if to just scare the mother.. I honestly cant believe that she did nothing, its been bothering me since yesterday, i called earlier and there was no answer.
All the cashiers at this store feel that they are doing YOU a favor by being there. Its like someone forced them to take the job, they dont even give so much as a "hello" or a smile..
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