Update from Williston police as of 5 pm Thursday 1-11-2018:
The children have been safely located. The Williston Police will continue to investigate this matter. We want to thank the community for reporting the incident.
Original Story, Williston, ND (KEYZ) A picture is worth a thousand words, yet pictures alone can not always tell the entire story. Still, Williston authorities would like to hear an explanation for a disturbing 20 second video making the rounds on social media. It shows a young woman in the Williston Cash Wise parking lot at 11th street and 2nd Avenue, taking the second of two small children out of an SUV and placing the reluctant child into a shopping cart.
What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty. First off it’s snowing outside. We don’t know how cold it is since the video is not time stamped, but the children, both toddlers, are barefoot, one is wearing only a tee shirt, the smaller one seems to have a long sleeve shirt on, but neither are wearing jackets or hats.
The vehicle is a white or silver 2008 or later model Ford Escape, but the license plate is obscured by snow. Williston police say they have been forwarded the video and are looking into it. Comments on social media as you can imagine are less than kind, some demanding the immediate jailing of the woman in the video.