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An aspiring California social media influencer Katie Sorensen, who garnered over 4 million views on her Instagram “kidnapping video,” is now the centerpiece of an investigation.

SFGate reports that in a now-deleted Instagram video, Katie Sorensen, who calls herself “motherhoodessentials” on social media, allegedly claimed that a Latino couple attempted to kidnap their two young children on December 4, at a Michaels craft store. in Petaluma. .

“My children were the target of a kidnapping attempt,” Sorensen said in the video. “Which is a very strange thing to even vocalize, but it happened and I want to share that story with you.”

 

According to Sorensen, the couple, whom she described as careless, began following her as she spoke to someone on the phone about their children’s characteristics. Sorensen claimed the couple did not buy anything from the store and took “two steps forward, two steps back” before reaching for their stroller as they walked to their car.

 

Sorensen contacted authorities after the incident and said that after yelling for help, the couple fled in a car. Seconds later, according to Sorensen, someone in a white van jumped out “as if to help her,” but returned to the van and fled as well.

 

Petaluma police said there is currently no evidence to support Sorensen’s claims.

 

“To date, the investigation has not provided evidence or witnesses to corroborate the account provided by the informant [Sorensen]. The collected evidence has served to support the account provided by the couple from the store, ”Petaluma police said in a statement.

 

Last week, authorities cleared the couple, identified as Sadie and Eddie Martinez, of any wrongdoing. Additionally, security footage showed the couple shopping for products at the store, despite Sorensen’s claim that they were not.

 

On Friday, Sadie Martinez decided to fight back, The Press Democrat reports. At a press conference held at the same Michaels store where the alleged incident occurred, Martinez accused Sorensen of racism.

“I don’t know if anyone has been paying attention for the last four years, but there has been a lot of racism and, well, Katie is doing the same. Am I surprised? No. But will we support it? Hell no. So today, I’m in front of everyone in a fight to prosecute Katie. ”

 

Martinez said she was at the store with her husband picking up a nativity scene for Christmas on the day in question.

 

Sonoma News reports that the Martinez couple are the parents of five children. Eddie Martinez is a UPS driver and Sadie Martinez, a part-time accountant, is an actively involved parent who enjoys arts and crafts.

 

One of her sons saw the Martinez couple in a photo released by the police, asking people to come closer and identify the couple.

 

“My son came up to me and showed me the photo and said, ‘Mom, this looks like you,'” said Sadie Martinez.

 

“I feel uncomfortable going back to that store now. One of my kids wanted to go shopping to make hot chocolate balls and I don’t feel comfortable. I feel like I have a goal on my back, now that our image is on the Internet. Who can say that a madman won’t come for us? ”

 

 

Following Martínez’s statements, Chief Ken Savano issued a statement in which the authorities “initiated an investigation to determine whether this incident was potentially falsely reported.”

 

“Hate crimes of any kind will not be tolerated and will be aggressively prosecuted,” Savano said, though he did not specifically address the comment regarding Sorensen.

 

Sorensen has since deleted his Instagram account and has yet to respond to requests for comment.

 

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