Mother Terrified When Stranger Tells Her Baby: 'Say Bye To Mommy'

Most parents are pleased when other people think their children are adorable, and many do not mind when someone reaches out to hold their young ones. However, things got weird during one mother’s recent shopping trip in Longview, Texas.

According to American Web Media, Amanda Cropsey Florczykowski was waiting in a checkout line at a grocery store when her toddler caught the attention of a couple. At first, the mother thought nothing about the situation was odd.

It was not the first time a stranger had expressed admiration for one of her children. After all, who hasn’t had someone praise their kid in public for their appearance or good behavior?

However, Florczykowski’s protective instincts were soon alerted. She began to wonder whether the couple had a nefarious motive for approaching her baby.

Could they be attempting to kidnap the child? Were they part of a sex-trafficking operation?

All sorts of awful thoughts raced through the mom’s mind. She grabbed the baby from the shopping cart, but the couple kept talking to the girl.

Florczykowski recalled that it was “the typical conversation about how ‘cute your daughter is.’” But after a while, the couple starting asking over and over again how old the child was.

“I quickly became uncomfortable with the woman’s body language and close proximity to my cart (and) kids,” Florczykowski said.

“I picked my daughter up only to have the woman ask if she could hold her. The woman was so close at this point that my toddler reached her arms around the woman before I could really respond.”

The couple did not act like most of the people who had complimented the woman’s children in the past. They were far more intrusive and persistent, behaving as though they were already acquainted with the little girl and her family.

After the woman took the baby from Florczykowski’s arms, things got really scary.

“In an instant her proximity finally changed and she backed away,” the mother reported. “I grabbed back on to my daughter as the woman was saying, ‘Say bye to mommy.’"

"What an unusual comment to provoke a child to say. The woman resisted returning her when I physically pulled my daughter from her arms.”

The confrontation happened so fast that Florczykowski did not know what to say or do. She soon discovered, to her dismay, that the bizarre encounter was not yet over. While the mom was getting her kids and groceries ready to walk out of the store, she spotted the man who had been in line with the woman.

“I was really shaken up but still noticed the man a few feet away in my peripheral vision, continuing to stand, by himself, with no groceries, in a closed check-out lane,” Florczykowski said.

“He faced the opposite direction, but was looking over his shoulder at me. … His eyes did not leave my every move. … I loudly conversed with the cashier about their security staff and the odd couple that seemed predatory.”

After finally escaping from the couple, the mother and her children safely returned to their home. Florczykowski got the kids settled and put away her groceries, then turned on a computer.

As she researched how people involved in sex trafficking act when stalking a child, she was horrified to learn that the couple at the store had exhibited such behavior.

Source: AWM
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