WEYI reported that two men admitted to putting the shirt on Ashley Hardacre’s car as a prank. They told police they did not know of the prank’s connection to human trafficking and apologized for scaring Hardacre.
Feeling uneasy, she left the parking lot and discarded the shirt after taking a picture of it.
Hardacre reported the incident on Facebook along with a message that has been shared more than 100,000 times; the post has since been taken down.
Flint Township police also saw the post and made contact with Hardacre.
A follow-up investigation and mall security camera footage produced a vehicle description and the two possible suspects. Security camera footage also showed the men leaving the parking lot more than an hour after Hardacre left, WEYI reported.
Police: Two men have admitted to putting a shirt on a woman's car as a prank and did not know of its human trafficking connection.