I'm sure everyone has now heard of the Cleveland women that were missing for 10 years.
That's not far from us at all. I remember 9 years ago putting up flyers on our front door for one of the women that went missing. She was 14 at the time and it was scary. I remember customers commenting that she was probably a runaway. It's sad that so many people thought that. She was alive and being tortured the whole time, along with two others.
The house that they were found in is not located in the greatest area. There are tons of other houses around there boarded up and vacant looking, and that's probably why the house didn't really seem out of the norm around there.
Anyways, I'm glad that scumbag is caught and I hope he rots in hell. Reading about what he did to them for 10 years makes me sick.
This story makes me think about how we don't really know anyone. We could have customers that come in our store now that are hiding someone they kidnapped. We'd never know. It's creepy.
And then there's stories like this woman who was closing up at her gas station job and appears to have been abducted. As of now (two weeks later), she still hasn't been found.
This is why at the sign of anything strange at my store I'm always on the phone with the cops. Many think I overreact but I don't care. Any creepy motherfucker that comes in is always watched by me until they leave the store. And even then I write down their license plate just in case.
But even looking or acting creepy doesn't mean they are doing anything wrong. It's these "normal" ones that have everyone fooled.
I'm just still in shock that those girls were found. It's made me even more suspicious of people though, that's for sure.