A flight attendant has been hailed a hero after reportedly saving a teenage girl from a sex trafficker while working on a flight nearly 6 years ago. Shelia Fedrick of Alaska Airlines noticed a girl with greasy blonde hair, believed to be about 14 or 15, sitting next to a well dressed older man on an Alaska flight from Seattle to San Francisco in 2011.
Fedrick said the difference in age and appearance between the traveling companions seemed suspicious to her at the time. Wanting to make sure the girl wasn’t being held against her will, Fedrick says she formulated a plan. She managed to convince the girl to go to the bathroom where the flight attendant had left her a note stuck to the mirror. The girl “wrote back on the note and said, ‘I need help.’”
Fedrick immediately reported the man to the pilot who then alerted police.. By the time the flight touched down in San Francisco, cops were waiting at the terminal. It was then revealed the girl was the victim of human trafficking and Fedrick had just saved her life.
Fedrick told WTSP, “I’ve been a flight attendant for ten years and it’s like I am going all the way back to when I was in training.
“And I was like, I could have seen these young girls and young boys and didn’t even know. If you see something, say something.”