By Kristen Gwynne
A Virginia father’s trip to Walmart last week took an unexpected turn when he was accused of kidnapping his three young daughters because their skin color did not match his. Joseph, a white father in an interracial marriage who does not want his family name revealed, has three daughters, a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins. According to Fox News in DC, Joseph took them to Walmart in Potomac Mills in Woolbridge to cash a check, then was “shocked” to find a Prince William County police officer waiting for them at home.
“He asks us very sincerely, ‘Hey, I was sent here by Walmart security. I just need to make sure that the children that you have are your own,’” Joseph told Fox.
“I was dumbfounded,” his wife, Keana, told Fox, “I sat there for a minute and I thought, ‘Did he just ask us if these were our kids knowing what we went through to have our children?’