My husband and I were shopping our three children. Two sons four and five.
One daughter nine. My four year old son got lost and my husband went to notify the people at customer service. They made an announcement that described the four year old who was lost. You know one of those code adams.
I was closer to the returns desk and went to get my child when they asked for the parent to return that the child has been found. They refused to give my son to me. They told me that only the person who reported the child missing could claim the child. To make matters worse they treated me like it was I who was the kidnapper.
My son wanted some action figures which I refused to buy him. In turn when the associate asked if I was his mother no, I don't know this person. They asked if he knew who I was and he said no. Either he did not know how to answer the question or he lied to say that I was not his parent because I refused to make the purchase.
This was embarrassing as I looked like a kidnapper. They wanted proof that this was my child.(a birth certificate, ect.) Who carries a birth certificate. My husband who made reported the child missing came to the desk later, and confirmed I was the mother.
They apologized and said that they had to keep the child until the person making the report of a child came to retrieve the child. Who is the kidnapper here I ask, you who refused to return my son to me, or me who was just trying to get my son back