It seems that kidnappers are on the prowl but this time with the popularity of CCTV cameras everywhere, one can now see the face of them evil bastards. One attempted kidnapping happened at a supermart in Sucat. Fortunately the yaya was a quick thinker and didn’t buy the guy’s request to leave the boy with him and give the piece of paper to the mom. Hope that this would serve as warning to parents with kids to exercise caution when bringing their kids in public places.
Yesterday (03/20/12) afternoon, my wife, son and Yaya went to buy some groceries at a supermarket in Sucat and while my wife was lining up to pay, Yaya and my son went to the “Funhouse” arcade near the food court. While my son was playing with a video game, a suspicious bald man, around 5’10”, with medium built and decent clothing approached yaya and was instructing her to give a piece of paper to my wife and leave my son with him. Yaya refused to follow his instruction so he insisted by bribing her with money. She continued to refuse with a louder voice which drew attention so the man walked away.
She immediately told my wife what happened and when they were about to go home, they saw him exiting the supermarket. Before they could point him out, he got into his car and drove away.
We reported the incident and they allowed us to view their surveillance cams. There we clearly saw that from the time yaya and my son entered the arcade, the man kept following them at a certain distance. Before he approached them, he made a phone call and started to converse with yaya.
Please take extra caution when you’re out with your children. Always keep them close where you can see them…no matter where you are. Beware of kidnappers!