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Mom upset, says kids were almost taken from water park

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A water slide at Otter Creek Waterpark. (File/FOX Carolina) A water slide at Otter Creek Waterpark. (File/FOX Carolina)

An Upstate mom is on edge after she said her daughter and her friend were almost kidnapped.

It happened at the Otter Creek water park in Taylors just before closing time Tuesday afternoon.

Jennifer Snow said she got the scare when she saw strangers near a car talking to her 9-year-old daughter with her 8-year-old friend. She said she chased the car away.

Snow's daughter told her she had seen the four women showering together in the park bathroom not long before.

The 9-year-old said they got in their car, but parked near the park's exit, where she and her friend stood. Snow's daughter said two of the women groped each other and then called to them.

Snow said she had park staff call 911, but responding deputies found no trace of the dark gray sedan with tinted windows.

"We don't have evidence that a criminal act took place," said Laura Campbell, Greenville County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, "however, we still don't know what the intent was."

Campbell said it was good the girls were together and that they never got close to the women.

Snow still wants them to be found.

"If nothing else, they need to be taught a lesson to not do stuff like that," said Snow. "Maybe they thought it was funny, but my child doesn't and her friend doesn't. They're scared."

The sheriff's department said no one is going to be charged with a crime, but they'd like to find the women to hear what they were doing.

This is the first report of suspicious behavior like this summer. The sheriff's office always wants people to stay vigilant, watch their children at all times and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

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