Ok, so I live in Australia, so as such, most of you will not have a clue of what BigW is, basically BigW is like a more expensive Target, you can buy clothes, makeup, appliances, that sort of thing. My mother trusted me to wander off by myself to look at what I wanted to at this point I had just recently turned 14, so I had a phone in the event of any emergency,
I had been looking at binders, from my peripheral I noticed slight movement from the end of the aisle, I glared at the tall, lanky, irritated eyed male standing there, staring dead at me, as soon as my eyes met his, he began walking towards me, I moved a step away, innocently thinking that he wanted to look at binders too, he stopped about a foot away from me, he just stared down at me, I was reasonably tall, standing at about 5.7, however, he towered over me, about 6.1, “Can I help you?” I inquired, he shook his head, the sides of his mouth started turning up into a large unsettling teethy grin, showing his disgusting, yellow teeth,
I began walking away, I was stopped by a strong grasp on my upper arm, “You’re coming with me.” he explained bluntly, yanking my arm towards the employee back door, he stopped, his mouth reaching to my ear, “Act happy and I wont hurt you.” he whispered, my body froze, I caught gaze with an employee, I mouthed ‘help’, as we were almost at the back door I heard, “Emily! what are you doing here, where’s mom?” the same employee said, “Oh hey, Molly.”
I said reading her name tag, “I didn’t know you were working tonight.” I continued, the man looked at Molly, disgusted, he scoffed shuffling away, “Come.” she pleaded taking me into the women’s clothing area, as soon as she knew we couldn’t be seen she started, “That guy is always in here, staring at me or the other female employees.” she explained, I shook my head, “Is anybody here with you?” she asked, “Yeah, my mom’s here, she will be in the kitchen appliances or home décor, thank you for helping me.” I said giving her a hug, she walked with me until I found my mom, I explained to her what had happened and she profusely thanked Molly, I escaped unscathed that day, thank god.
Today, I’m 19, I have a one year old child, named Cameron, my fiancé, Nathan and myself were at my mom’s house last weekend, I recalled this story to my mother, what she said next made my blood run cold, “That man was arrested last month for kidnapping and child neglect.” she explained to me, the only thing I did was look at my son, every day for the rest of his life I’m going to make sure he is ok, I often think about what would have happened if Molly hadn’t had the guts to approach the guy and I.