A mother said that someone tried to kidnap her 4-year-old daughter at the Georgia Aquarium, according to WSBTV.
The security team at the aquarium is working with the police to investigate the claims of the mother.
Beverly Hromlaiak and her daughter Genevieve were at the aquarium on Sunday, Aug. 4, and for one moment she turned her back while watching an exhibit. That’s when she said her young daughter was grabbed by someone.
“I saw young teenage boy had his arms cupped under her armpits and was running off with her,” Hromlaiak said.
Hromlaiak grabbed the teenager boy, who said he thought her daughter was his sister.
“He let her go, I let him go, and we walked off to a middle-aged man. They just left. I didn’t see any girl with him,” Hromlaiak said.
She told security what happened.
Management at the aquarium said safety is their top priority and will work with police to investigate the claims of the mother.
“It was terrifying. We ended up finishing the aquarium, but I put a strap on her to make sure, she was with me at all times,” Hromlaiak said.
Hromlaiak said she plans to report it to the Atlanta Police Department today, Aug. 6, 2019.