An acquaintance of my daughter, upon learning that my daughter frequently visits Disneyland with her young children, warned her that there have been 'numerous' occasions of people kidnapping small children from Disneyland using the following ruse...
They buy or bring a change of clothing, select the child of their choice, when parents backs are turned snatch child, change their clothing to hide their identity, leave the Park with them. If the child is screaming/crying they keep repeating (loudly to child and onlookers) "No, (insert any name), we have to go now, but we'll be back soon". or some platitude.
Now, I had never heard of such a thing, and assured my daughter that this must just be an Urban Legend...of course to really be a 'legend' one would probably have heard it before.
Any thoughts on this? Have you heard of this rumour before? Is it a well known Urban Legend? Is it scrambled from a factual but non-criminal event? Is my daughter's acquaintance a pot-stirring nut job??