Residents speak out about the investigation into three kidnapping incidents at Dothan mobile home parks.
“We’re in shock. This is not a normal situation we have to deal with out here. We are family oriented, safe place,” said Kim Knall, property manager at Pointe South Mobile Home Park. “We are very concerned for the family that is affected by this.”
LaDon Cosby has lived in that same neighborhood for more than a year.
He said, “I was kind of shocked that it would take place here. This is one of the nicer mobile home parks in Dothan, which is one of the reasons we chose to live. My heart goes out to the family affected. It can happen to anybody, anywhere.”
Another Dothan parent, who didn’t want to be named, added, “That scares me. The idea of waking up in the middle of the night and someone coming into my house and sexually assaulting my kids.”
Dothan Police Sergeant Maurice Eggleston offered parents some advice.
“If you get up to get a drink of water take a lap around the house. Make sure everything is in order. Everything is secure. Make it difficult for these types of people to get into your home,” said Eggleston.
Also, he said if your child sees something out of the ordinary, teach them to start yelling and screaming immediately.
Investigators request that anyone with information call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 334-793-793-7000 or text 'DACS' and your tip to CRIME (274637).
Police also ask that anyone who has experienced break-ins or attempted break-ins that have not reported to the police to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000,