Security Guard Suspicious Of Lady With Newborn. Sees Baby's Milk & Realizes Scary Truth
LifeAspire Staff 9/7/2017
Security officers are not an uncommon sight in public spaces. For most of us however, their presence is lost amidst the hubbub of activity rarely to be noticed.
Even if they're noticed, their role is often perceived as a formality only. From the perspective of these security officers however, there is a lot going on even if it might not seem so to a passerby. And it's truly hard to judge their contribution until, of course, something unforeseen occurs...
Proving the case is this amazing story from Chengdu, China, where Liu Ruiguo is a transportation security officer, often traveling on the passenger trains between Chengdu and Zhengzhou in Henan province of China.
Liu is about to retire from his position after having spent years working as a security officer, but it was in the stars that he perform this one last miracle before bidding good-bye to his well loved job.
Liu was recently on night duty from Chengdu to Zhengzhou. According to Google, the train journey between the two cities is over 20 hours long. Within the first few hours of the long haul, Liu noticed a woman holding what seemed like a brand new baby.
She didn't have much luggage with her and seemed ill prepared to be traveling with an infant. But having nothing more to go by, Liu simply asked one of his attendants to keep an eye on her throughout the night.
The next afternoon while making his rounds again on the train, Liu noticed the same lady feeding the baby what appeared to be cold milk from a bottle. Being that it's not common practice to feed a newborn cold milk, it became the second red flag - which finally lead Liu to go speak with the woman.
He walked her to the dining car and proceeded to ask her for identification. After a bit more probing from Liu, the 38-year-old woman claimed to be on her way to Anhui province with her fifth baby whom she had delivered less than a month ago. In Anhui, she was to reunite with her husband who was a seasonal worker there.
In China, it is a common custom for new mothers to be on bed rest for at least a month after delivering a baby. Liu picked up on this detail quickly and realized that the woman was clearly spinning a web of lies. The woman too seemed to get cold feet as she nervously asked to use the bathroom where she proceeded to call someone in panic.
After confiscating the phone and redialing that number, Liu spoke with a man who claimed to be her husband, but gave details that were in stark contrast with what the woman had told Liu earlier. By now, it wasn't hard to tell that the woman was not the mother of this child.
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Liu reported the woman, who was then arrested for suspicion of kidnapping once the train arrived in Henan. It wasn't long before the woman confessed her crime and said she was going to sell the baby for a profit of $2,100.
If it wasn't for the watchful eyes and instincts of Liu, it is hard to imagine the fate of that baby. According to The Paper, the infant was placed in the care of the welfare services until its true parents are found.