Calgary police are investigating after the victim was shopping at the Deerfoot Mall with her father and got separated from him. At around 6:30 p.m. a man posing as a police officer told the girl she was shoplifting and he wanted to speak with her.
When she told the man she did not want to go with him, he grabbed her and brought her to his vehicle.
On his way north, however, he was caught speeding by an RCMP officer.
"A regular traffic member conducted a traffic stop and provided him with a speeding ticket," said RCMP Const. Robert Frizzell.
"He saw the girl, didn't think much of it, just thought that this person had a young lady in the car; she didn't say anything, there wasn't visible signs of trauma or injury or crying or any marks."
The man was then given a speeding ticket and drove off.
"As best as we can guess he got spooked or scared and dropped the young lady off at the restaurant where she called us for help," said Frizzell.
Police were then called to a restaurant in Airdrie because the staff noticed the girl was visibly upset. She told them she had been abducted.
Shortly afterward, she was reunited with her parents.
No reason for the officer to suspect anything. However, what would you teach your children to indicate help needed?
Note: She is 10 years old.