ROBERTSDALE, Ala (WKRG) — We are seeing it more and more in the headlines lately, human trafficking. If you think it doesn’t happen where you live, an arrest over the weekend may prove otherwise.
Saturday morning it was already busy at the Chevron station in Robertsdale off County Road 71 when clerk Amy Giordano was approached by a woman. “She had ran across the parking lot, she was running away from him when she came into me. She was shook up, I mean, she was distraught. She asked if I could call the cops for her. She didn’t tell me why or nothing like that.”
Giordano called the police and handed the phone to the woman. “She stated that she had been kidnapped in Jacksonville, Florida and she was being held against her will and she had managed to get away from the individual,” said Lt. Rex Bishop with Robertsdale Police.
22-year-old Tee-Henry Wulu Currens from Orange Park, Florida was still at the store. “I heard her tell the cops everything about her being kidnapped and things like that so, I told her don’t go outside,” remembers Giordano.
Not long after police arrived, Currens was arrested for human trafficking and kidnapping. “These type crimes can be transient from state to state and can wind up anywhere,” says Bishop. “It just so happened it wound up here in Robertsdale.”
Giordano was back at work the next day and the alleged victim came back to the store too, this time to say thank you. “She hugged me and everything and said I saved her life and she was appreciative and seemed like a totally different person.”
The FBI along with Jacksonville authorities have been contacted to help with the investigation. The alleged victim is also getting help at an undisclosed location in Baldwin County.