Indiana woman warns others after scary experience at rest stop in Batesville

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Photo of Batesville rest stop courtesy of INDOT

BATESVILLE, Ind. – An Indiana woman is warning everyone after a very scary experience at a rest stop in Batesville.

Abby Sue was driving home from Cincinnati on WB I-74 when she stopped with her daughter at a rest stop at mile marker 151 in Batesville.

She says she immediately felt uneasy when a woman who “appeared to be on something” started trying to talk with her daughter.

She went into a bathroom stall with her daughter, and she says she heard the woman talking with someone else about “the little girl.”

As they left, she carried her daughter out of the restroom, and when one of the women started to follow her, she said she made a “dead sprint” to the car. As they drove away, she noticed three men standing in front of a gold minivan with the doors open.

She called 911 to report the frightening incident to police.

“I wanted to share to try to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings, hold on to your children and stay off your phones so you are not distracted!!!” Abby Sue wrote.

Police confirm a 911 call about this incident was routed to the Batesville Police Department at 10 a.m. on Sunday, and it was assigned to an Indiana State Police trooper. The trooper who checked it out didn’t find anything.

Abby Sue’s Facebook post reads:

PSA: so we are driving home from Cincinnati and got off at a rest stop for a quick bathroom break. Just my daughter and I went inside (i didn’t have my phone or purse on me). As we were walking in some lady who appeared to be on something, was trying to talk to my daughter, I held her hand the entire way in and walked swiftly ahead. As the lady was trying to talk to us she was also lighting a cigarette which she immediately extinguished upon us entering building. We went to far end handicap stall and went in together. I heard the lady enter and she was talking to another lady about us heard her say “the little girl”, I told my daughter we weren’t washing hands and I was going to carry her out. As we leave I passed both women and the one that I originally saw had changed clothes and started to leave after us leaving her bag on the floor of the stall she was in. The other lady with her was probably 6’. I then made a dead sprint to the car, threw my daughter in and locked doors. Once we were safely in car I noticed 3 men standing in front of a gold minivan with all the doors open…We called 911 and reported it and I have this terrible feeling that had I not been aware of my surroundings my daughter may have been taken from me. It is a terrifying world we are living in 😞 I wanted to share to try to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings, hold on to your children and stay off your phones so you are not distracted!!!

This was at a rest stop around mile marker 151 (Batesville) heading west on I -74

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