Unfounded Rumor: Child Kidnapping Ring in North County
Law enforcement in San Marcos, Vista, and Oceanside have all checked into the child kidnapping/human trafficking rumors currently being shared on social media re: a male targeting the Walmart and Target stores in the North County cities. The reports appear to be unfounded.
Law Enforcement still encourages residents to be vigilant of their surroundings and be aware of where their children are at all times. If you observe something suspicious, you should report it to the store manager or if an emergency call 911. Channel 8 news interviewed an Oceanside Police Information Officer who explained how the law enforcement in each city checked into the unfounded reports.