As Baltimore grapples with an ever-growing homicide rate, the city’s mayor raised eyebrows on Monday when he voiced concern about a mysterious white van roaming the streets with someone trying to “snatch up young girls” — something that has been refuted by his own police force.
Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young made the comment during an interview with WBAL-TV while discussing human trafficking. He said he had received information about a white van trying to abduct girls for their organs. It’s “all over Facebook,” said Young, who took office in May.
“We’re getting reports of somebody in a white van trying to snatch up young girls for human trafficking and for selling body parts, I’m told,” he told WBAL-TV. “So we have to really be careful, because there’s so much evil going on, not just in the city of Baltimore, but around the country.”