SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mom was in panic and misery whereas on the telephone with a caller, who claimed he’d taken her daughter and would kill her except a ransom was paid.
Nonetheless, the younger woman was by no means in any precise hazard. Because it seems, the decision was all a rip-off.
The incident all began simply seconds after Colleen Glass’s daughter didn’t reply her telephone, when an incoming name got here in from Mexico.
It was a name that Glass stated she usually wouldn’t reply. However, together with her baby so near the border visiting South Padre Island on the time, she picked up.
“Mother, some guys took me out in a van and I’m scared,” the caller stated to Glass by means of the telephone.
“Then, this man got here on the road and stated, ‘We now have your daughter, and for those who don’t do precisely what we are saying, you received’t see her once more. We’ll kill her,’” Glass stated.
By way of trembling and tears, the younger girl on the telephone’s voice sounded identical to her daughter’s, in keeping with Glass. She begged them to place her daughter again on the road.
“They stated, ‘No, you possibly can both discuss to her now or you possibly can see her once more, however not each,’” stated Glass.
In accordance with Glass, she was then requested how a lot cash she had in her checking account and was instructed to go pull all of it out. As soon as she did that, they’d inform her how you can get it within the arms of their associates.
“Anytime I’d lapse right into a silence, he would say, ‘What are you doing proper now? It’s a must to inform me each second. What are you doing proper now?’” Glass recalled.
Glass spent 20 minutes on the telephone with the rip-off caller, terrified. She would even go so far as beginning her automobile and appearing as if she was driving to the financial institution to maintain them pleased.
Earlier than lastly, a member of the family bought ahold of her daughter. That’s when Glass hung up the telephone.
Though no cash was stolen from her, Glass stated she’s now misplaced her sense of safety.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever actually get better from it. It’s going to be laborious for me to let her go anyplace as a result of they’re superb at what they did. They actually made me imagine,” Glass stated.
Glass stated she hopes her story will warn different mother and father of this kidnapping rip-off name. She has since filed a police report.
San Antonio police urge anybody who will get an analogous rip-off name to contact them as quickly as attainable.
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