WATCH: Shocking Video Shows Why Idaho Drive-Thrus Aren’t Safe
Early Monday morning (1/16), a man attempted to abduct a barista in Auburn, Washington. According to police and security camera footage, the abduction attempt took place just after 5 AM in a coffee shop drive-thru.
According to Auburn police, the suspect attempted to abduct the victim by using a "looped zip tie device" and in the security footage, you can clearly see the man reach in through the window with said device.
It's a terrifying moment and one that should have us all wondering - how long has this been going on and could this happen right here in the Treasure Valley? Let's take a look at what happened...
Shocking Video Shows Why Idaho Drive-Thru Isn't Safe
According to the Idaho State Police, there are around 80 missing adults in Idaho at a time while "there are approximately 47,842 missing adults entered into the National Crime Information Center database."
If hardworking citizens aren't safe while working a drive-thru in late or early hours, when are they safe?
Again, we're happy to report that the suspect was tracked down and arrested thanks to numerous tips from locals but this should serve as a wake-up call for all of us to be aware of our surroundings.
It's not just our workers either but also our children.
If this is happening to adults, what's happening to the children?
According to one law firm and the FBI, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. That is absolutely terrifying. Especially when you consider the man we just discussed who was trying to get creative in how he abducts his victims.
Let's take a look at the children who are currently missing in Idaho and see if the community can unite to bring them home.