Social Media Post Alleging Human Trafficking Unfounded
On Thursday, March 31st, 2022 a social media post was placed on facebook.com indicating that a Swatara Township resident was targeted by human traffickers while at the Target Store on High Pointe Boulevard in Swatara Township. This social media post included the following:
"psa ladies.. so earlier today my sister was at Target off Eisenhower. A cop was in the parking lot and approached her. He asked if she had put a pc of white tape on her tail light. She said no. There was also another piece on the front of the car. So my poor sis was marked for trafficking. Ladies Please be aware out there. My sister is in her 40's. So it does not just happen to younger women. Keep ya heads up!!"
Due to the seriousness of this post the Swatara Township Police Criminal Investigation Division immediately initiated an investigation into this report. During this investigation the person responsible for providing the information for the original post admitted that it was untrue and that the incident never happened. The investigators confirmed that at no time did a police officer speak with anyone in the Target parking lot regarding human trafficking nor was there any evidence of this incident occurring.