One day while dealing with a flight, the flight attendant Shelia Fedrick spotted an old, well-dressed man flying with a “disheveled” teenage girl. She reported for WTSP how she felt something was not right the very minute she saw them. What she found weird was that the old guy was rather well-dressed while the woman was looking neglected and out of sorts.
Also, the distinction in their age was another thing she found suspicious. She asked the woman a number of questions, but it was the old guy who constantly addressed while the woman refused to speak. Shelia discovered the man was managing the woman. She prospered to whisper into the woman’s ears to go to the restroom, where she had a note left for her on the mirror.
The woman reacted to the note with a cooling message.
Shelia told NBC the girl wrote ‘I require assistance’.
She went to the pilot to notify him about the entire situation. When the plane landed in San Francisco, there was an authorities waiting to jail the old male. Shelia left her contact number to the 14-year old girl at the time.
The woman kept the number and undoubtedly called her numerous weeks later on. It turned out the old man was a human trafficker who was going to offer the abducted lady for slavery or sexual exploitation. Thanks to the instinct of the flight attendant, the life of this young girl was conserved.
Shelia shares her story to assist flight attendants spot signs of human trafficking, which is now part of their training.
We hope that by sharing this story, Shelia will get the acknowledgment she deserves as a hero who changed the course of one woman’s life.
Here’s a video for more information about this new program that could potentially save lives of lots of victims of human trafficking.