Lynnne Knowles of Dunedin, FL shares her scary recent experience in which men followed her around a Tampa Bay area grocery store... she stood up to the men, but you need to be aware of your surroundings. Share this and make sure younger girls are aware of this as well. At the time, she believed this was a tactic related to Human Trafficking.
CORRECTION: Lynne Knowles, the woman from Dunedin, walked back her line of "Human Trafficking" - however claims the incidents DID take place. No matter what it is called... women should NOT feel stalked or concerned while going out in public. Read the walk-back from News Channel 8 here.
Sgt. Spencer Gross said the department has not seen an uptick in abductions, kidnapping or human trafficking.
"We do not believe people are hanging out in parking lots looking to snatch women," Gross said. "If we have people being abducted and kidnapped out of parking lots it would be a major investigation."
Our sister station, Newsradio 970 WFLA spoke to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office about Human Trafficking.