BY Jack Davis, The Western JournalMarch 18, 2023
1 year ago
BY 
 | March 18, 2023
1 year ago

Man, 79, Arrested on Child Sex Crime Charge After Quick-Thinking Whataburger Workers Take Action

Police in Texarkana, Texas, responded after fast-food restaurant employees acted on the adage, “if you see something, say something.”

They are glad they did, and as a result, 79-year-old Michael Clark was charged with indecency with a child and solicitation of prostitution, according to KFVS-TV.

Texarkana police posted on Facebook the saga of the quick-thinking workers who ruined whatever might have been planned on a day when a suspected child abuser met his match.

“We got a 911 call from the employees at the Whataburger on New Boston Road a little before noon on Tuesday. They told us that a juvenile girl and an older man were there eating together and something didn't seem right about the situation,” the post said.

“As we started trying to figure out what was going on, it became increasingly obvious that their instincts were spot on,” the post said.

“Turns out that the two barely knew each other,” the post said.

But the two had a brief but dark history, according to the report.

Police said the girl, who was 13, told them that Clark “offered her money in exchange for sexual favors that day and had inappropriately touched her during a previous encounter a few weeks before.”

“He picked up the girl in his truck as she walked down the street just before they went to the Whataburger that morning,” the post said.

After interviewing multiple parties, Clark was arrested.

The post said he was being held in the Bi-State Jail with bond set at $225,000.

"This is just another example of why it's so important to speak up if you notice something that doesn't feel right,” Shawn Vaughn, a representative of the Texarkana Texas Police Department, said, according to the Texarkana Gazette.

“We're thankful the Whataburger employees followed their instincts in this case and said something," Vaughn said.

A poster using the name Ford LeDawn noted on the Texarkana police Facebook page that "At the end of the day these are GROWN MEN.  If you know that GROWN MEN are having “encounters” with a minor and you don’t step up…YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!"

"Awesome job by whataburger employees! Thank you for speaking up!!" a poster using the name Lezli Pierce wrote. "Thank you to the cops that took this seriously, too. So grateful to know there are still some folks that will step up and speak up."

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Jack Davis, The Western Journal

NATIONAL NEWS

SEE ALL

Federal Court Advances Case Against Trump's Associates In Document Probe

In a critical development, a federal judge declines to drop charges against former President Donald Trump’s associates. CNN reported that, following a federal judge's ruling,…
15 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Dog The Bounty Hunter Turns Author With Spiritual Mission

Renowned bounty hunter Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman has ventured into the world of literature with his latest publication, "Nine Lives and Counting." This…
15 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Speaker Mike Johnson's Unexpected Shift on Ukraine Aid

In a surprising political pivot, House Speaker Mike Johnson has recently advocated for extensive aid to Ukraine, totaling over $48 billion. This move marks a…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Historic Trial: Former US President Donald Trump Faces Serious Legal Battle

The historical gravity of former President Donald Trump's standing trial on 34 felony charges resonates deeply across the United States. Judge Merchan cautioned the media…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Sydney Church Stabbing Classified as Terrorism, Community Clashes Follow

In a shocking turn of events, a stabbing at a Sydney church has been declared a terrorism incident by Australian police. A mass at Assyrian…
17 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DON'T WAIT.

We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:

    LATEST NEWS

    Newsletter

    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, http://americandigest.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.
      © 2024 - CHRISTIAN NEWS ALERTS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      magnifier