American Airline employee may have saved teen girls from flying to meet suspected human trafficker

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  • American Airline customer service agent Denice Miracle became concerned when two Vacaville-Fairfield teens came to her ticket counter
  • With no IDs, the girls had no adults with them and had two first class tickets booked

Two teenage girls may have escaped from a possible case of human trafficking; thanks to the quick thinking of an American Airline customer service.

According to Sacramento Bee, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle felt something was not right when two girls from the Vacavillle-Fairfield area, ages 17 and 15, came to her ticket counter last August 31.

The girls had no identification card, were unaccompanied by adults and had two first-class tickets booked by another person with a fraudulent credit card, according to an airline news release.

“It seemed to me as if they were running away from home,” Miracle said via WLTX. “They kept looking at each other in a way that seemed fearful and anxious. I had a gut feeling that something just wasn’t right.”

Miracle told the girls they wouldn’t be able to get on the flight, and called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s airport bureau and explained what was going on.

According to the American Airlines, the two girls told officials a man they met on Instagram named “Drey” invited them out to New York for the weekend to earn $2,000 to do some modeling in music videos. When deputies called the number for “Drey”, the call failed and, and when they checked his Instagram account, his social media profiles were deleted.

The two girls were shocked when they found out that they were issued one-way tickets because they were told that it was a round-trip.

The girls went back home with their parents safely.

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