A Washington mother says two people showed up at her front door claiming to be social workers and knew her son’s name and date of birth.
KSN reports that Jessi McCombs said a man and woman, both dressed professionally, knocked on her apartment door at a Marysville complex and attempted to take her 4-year-old son. The reported incident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.
“She was there about my son’s injuries and they were there to take my son into custody. My son doesn’t have any injuries, so I was really confused and thought for sure she had the wrong house until she told me his name and birthday, she knew my name,” McCombs said.
McCombs said the couple refused to show identification when asked and refused to show her any paperwork or proof of a protective order. Frightened, McCombs said she pretended like she was dialing 911. At that point, the pair fled.
“She said, ‘We’ll come back later,’ and they left in a hurry down the stairs.”
McCombs said she made a report with the Marysville Police Department, but she’s still unsure how or why the pair targeted her son.
“I wanted to get my son somewhere safe, sorry,” McCombs said. “It’s a lot bigger than just this one time. It’s like a constant thing that’s going to be in the back of your head.”
So far no other reports have been made about the pair trying to take other children. McCombs told FOX News that a resident in the apartment complex spotted a man and woman driving around the area in an older police car, but no arrests have been made.
According to state law, law enforcement always accompanies CPS workers to homes and staff members always carry agency identification.
“In situations where a child must be removed from their home, DCYF staff are accompanied by law enforcement. DCYF staff always carry agency identification and cannot remove a child from their home without a court order signed by a judge or by law enforcement taking a child into custody per RCW 26.44.050,” authorities said, according to CBS News.
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