The writer ends her blog post asking for suggestions about what more she could have done to help. The comments have been blocked (you'll see why when you read her follow-up post)... She received a lot of feedback - much of it from people who work "in the system" throughout the United States.
- Have your local CPS number programmed into your phone.
- Get a good physical description of everyone involved.
- Listen closely for names, ages, and any other identifying information.
- Listen at checkout to see if the cashier calls them by name.
- If they paid by cash or check, you could even ask the cashier for their name.
- Watch the family leave the store, getting the license plate number as they leave.
- Call CPS right away with all the information you have.
- Do not hesitate to call the police when needed.
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18