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American Airlines agent saves 2 girls from alleged human trafficking suspect

American Airlines 737 American Airlines says its agent's training saved the lives of two teenage girls
Nellie Chapman | 18 February, 2018, 06:23

American Airlines commended Miracle for her quick thinking, saying her training saved the girls' lives.

An American Airlines ticketing agent used her instincts to save two underage girls from getting lured into flying to NY to meet a man who had promised them jobs in modeling and entertainment industry, last year. She called Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, who discovered that the ticket had been given to the girls from a man they met on Instagram who went by "Drey", KTRK reported.

"I think the way they kept looking back-and-forth at each other like they weren't really sure". The girls didn't have IDs, they were minors and traveling alone, their tickets were for very expensive seats in first class, and there was a problem with the credit card. "It just doesn't feel right to me, '" Miracle said. "And then they were texting someone on the phone and that person was giving them answers".

The man, identified as "Drey", promised the girls jobs in modeling and entertainment.

Police said predators frequently befriend victims on the internet before luring them away from home.

Moments later, Todd Sanderson, sheriff's deputy at Sacramento International Airport, approached the teens.

After the girls' initial conversation from the airport table, calls to Drey's phone stopped going through.

According to Sanderson, Drey had planned to fly the girls out and pay them $2,000 to be music video models. "Just a few minutes after our contact with him, he erased all of his profiles on social media", Sanderson said.

Thanks to Miracle, the girls were eventually reunited with their parents, who were under the impression their daughters were spending the night at a friend's house.

Authorities quickly investigated "Drey" on Instagram, but it was too late. They had thought the girls were staying at the other's home and were shocked.

"She probably really was their miracle that day whether they want to believe it or not".

The police also found out that the girls had not informed their parents about their weekend getaway.

Law enforcement officials said that if Miracle would not have called after feeling uncomfortable about the situation, they would not have intervened and the girls would have left the airport alone.