Influencer claims her kids were nearly kidnapped outside a craft store

influencer katie sorensen claimed on Instagram that her kids were nearly kidnapped at a Michaels craft store. she received an outpouring of support at first, but has since been met with skepticism. She claims a man and woman followed her and her children inside the store and then lingered near the stroller while she put her kids in the car. The Petaluma Police Department said in a statement that Sorenson reported the incident on Dec. 7. but there was insufficient evidence and inconsistencies between her statement and viral video . The police are still looking into the situation. Sorensen told BuzzFeed News that she has been overwhelmed by both the positive and negative reactions to her story. “I had no intentions or underlying motives for sharing my story, other than to encourage fellow parents to always remain vigilant,” she said