- A US former flight attendant attending a seminar shared her experience of saving a teenage girl from a human trafficker by leaving her a secret note in the plane's restroom
- The girl responded that she needed help
- The flight attendant informed the pilot who then notified the police at the airport. The police arrested the human trafficker upon landing
A former flight attendant attending a human trafficking seminar in Houston has shared her experience of rescuing a 14-year-old girl from a human trafficker by leaving her a secret note in the plane's restroom.
49-year-old Shelia Fredrick said she had noticed that the girl was disheveled and had greasy hair in contrast with the well-dressed and groomed man she was traveling with.
She added that she tried to strike a conversation with the girl several times but the man always intervened and ended them before they could speak any further.
Shelia said she then left a note for the girl in the restroom asking if she needed help and indicated to her to go there. The girl saw the note and responded that she indeed needed help.
Shelia said she then informed the pilot of the Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to San Francisco. The pilot notified airport police who then arrested the man upon landing.
She has been in contact with the girl over the past few years. The girl is now in college.
See the video below to watch Shelia share her experience.