Ashley immediately went to check on her son, who was safe in his crib, and contacted authorities.
They told her that while scary, this scenario is not uncommon.
Human trafficking has no age limit. Several people from different states and foreign countries are in the market for money-making children. They use fear tactics on parents to kidnap kids like Ja’vonni, and force them into a lifetime of slavery.
Thankfully, Ashley was able to see through the scam, but that doesn’t make the whole thing any less frightening. This is happening in our neighborhoods. Our kids have a target on their backs, and it is our job to educate ourselves and protect them.
In sharing her story, Ashley hopes her experience serves as a warning to all parents of the new and terrifying threats to families and children.
If you ever find yourself in a position like Ashley, report the encounter to police.