It was a normal Monday for a Washington State mother until two people claiming to work for Child Protective Services (CPS) showed up at her home and tried to place her 4-year-old son in protective custody , However, according to the CPS, there are no overt cases in which the mother is involved – and she claims that they are actually strangers trying to "snap" her child in broad daylight.
Jessi McCombs said a husband and wife arrived Monday at their home in Marysville, Washington. "[She] said she was with CPS and was there because of my son's injuries and they should put him in protective custody," McCombs said, according to CBS Seattle, Washington, a subsidiary of KIRO-TV.
She told the station that her son had no injuries and that McCombs was sure that the fraudsters had been wrong.
"[I] Surely she was in the wrong house until she told me his name and birthday," McComb's KIRO-TV reported. "I asked her:" Can you show me a passport, can you show me this command you allegedly have? "She refused to show me that."
While the two are in work clothes The refusal of the woman to present any certificates put the red flags for McCombs.
"These people might just try to grab my kid, and I panic," McCombs said. She told KIRO-TV that she pretended to call 911 – which scared the two of them off. "She said," We'll come back later "and they hurried down the stairs," the McCombs reported.
The mother said she does not understand why the couple pretends to pretend to be a CPS worker trying to take her son.
Child Protective Services does not have an open case involving Marysville's mother, a Washington State Department of Children's, Youth and Families (DCYF) spokesman told KIRO-TV. The department told the sales outlet that legitimate DCYF personnel must carry ID cards.
"In situations where a child needs to be taken away from home, DCYF employees are accompanied by law enforcement agencies DCYF staff members always carry a government identity card and can not remove a child from their home without a court order signed by a judge or a law enforcement agency detaining a child under RCW 26.44.050, "the department said in a statement, according to KIRO-TV.
The police in Marysville confirmed to KIRO-TV that they are investigating the alleged encounter that took place on early Monday. Police have not received any other reports that fake CPS workers have tried to steal children in the city, but have given advice to parents in situations like these.
"Before getting unknown people into your house, it's always good." I have the idea to look for a photo ID, "a police spokesman told KIRO-TV." In case of doubt, call the office from they say they represent it and ask for confirmation. If you're still not satisfied, call 911 or the emergency number and ask an officer to come out and check your IDs. "
Jessi McCombs has not yet responded to CBS News's request for comment.