When Dimity Clancey saw a man enter the parents’ room she quickly realised something wasn’t right.
“My eyes did follow him,” she told Weekend Today.
A shop assistant came to her aid and confirmed that not only was the man in there alone, but he’d apparently been seen there before. She went to fetch security, and Ms Clancey quickly called her husband and got him to take care of the kids – she needed to confront the man for herself.
“I’m not sure what came over me, but it was just like this rage,” she told Weekend Today. “I couldn’t let him go.”
“I chased him because I wanted him to tell me that he was really sorry, that he’d made a mistake and that he shouldn’t do it again, but he didn’t.”
It wasn’t just the violation of the space; Clancey was worried about what the man had been doing in there – and about the possibility he’d taken photos of her children.
“I’d never thought of it as a real issue,” she explained.
“I felt a bit stupid, because I never thought that I had any need to feel unsafe, or that somebody untoward would come into a parents’ room.”
She shared her story to warn other parents of the possibility of predators lurking in parents room.
Have you ever felt unsafe in a parent room?
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