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Man starts asking creepy questions but wont look at womans face; now shes pleading with everyone
Please don't let this happen to you or your loved ones. - photo by Lindsey Miller
When you think of sex trafficking, chances are you dont think about it happening in your own state or your city. You might think human trafficking is only something you see in movies or something that doesnt happen often, but its happening here and now.

One woman from Kenosha, Wisconsin experienced what she believes to be a sex trafficking attempt while she was tanning at her local lake.

She knew she was in danger

Haley Oscar was enjoying a day at the beach when she was approached by a man in his late 40s. The man was acting strange, and after walking behind her for some time he started to talk to her. He asked some very weird questions, and Oscar knew she was in serious danger.

In her Facebook post Oscar said, No matter how many times I asked he would not leave me alone. The man asked her bizarre questions like, Do you have any friends? and Do you have a lot of people who care about you? He also asked about her credit score, where she lived and what high school she went to.

She couldnt get up or leave

Oscar didnt answer any of the questions, and after 40 minutes of trying to get him to leave her alone she sent a text to a few of her friends, hoping they could come to her rescue. She didnt want to stand up for fear of being grabbed, and she didnt want to get in her car because she didnt want the man to know what kind of car she drove.

When Mandi, Oscars best friend, called to say she was on her way, the man practically ran away.

Oscar shared, The second [Mandi] called he practically ran away. He claimed he was from Waukegan and was here by himself He spoke broken English and Im almost 99 [percent] sure he was a sex trafficker based on the questions he was asking me.

Please be careful

This is an absolute nightmare for anyone, and Oscar shared a warning for women everywhere. She said, Please be careful ladies. If you go to the lake alone make sure someone knows where you are and bring protection! I dont think a man has EVER made me that uncomfortable and scared for my safety.

More reports of sex trafficking and kidnapping

The scariest part is that Oscar isnt the only one this has happened to recently in her area. One woman who wishes to remain unidentified was walking in downtown Kenosha when a white pickup truck started following her. According to Fox 6 Now, she said, They started asking me more personal questions when they noticed I was in a rush where I was going, why I am walking.

The man in the passenger seat started to get impatient, and said to the woman, I could get you whatever you want. Anything you need. Youre a beautiful girl.

Fox 6 Now reports that after the men realized she wasnt going to give them any more information, one of the men actually got out of the car and started yelling at her. She ran into a store and was safe from the scary situation. But then, another woman, who was in Kenosha at a busy intersection, reached out to her on social media saying it happened to her too two hours later Fox 6 News stated.

What you should do

If youre ever in a situation like this, its important to know what to do. Teen Vogue lists ways to help protect yourself in a potentially terrifying situation:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Dont look at your phone or listen to loud music know whats going on around you.

  • Go straight to the cops. Dont call your friends; call 911 and leave the call on speaker.

  • Know basic self-defense moves. Find a class you can take at a local community center or at least read through self defense tips online.

Share this to warn others

Another victim from the area has a warning for everyone to go along with Oscars plea. She says, Its not a joke. Its nothing to play around with.

Please be careful when you go out and share this story to spread awareness of this terrifying situation. You could end up saving a life.
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