Woman claims pair impersonating Child Protective Services agents tried to take her son

Police are investigating after a mother claimed two strangers, posing as Child Protective Services agents, arrived at her house in an attempt to take her 4-year-old son.

Jessi McCombs, of Marysville, Wash., said that at around 7:30am on Monday morning, a woman, followed by a man, approached her home. They were both professionally dressed, McCombs said, and the woman did all of the talking.

"Said she was with CPS and that she was there about my son's injuries and that they were to take him into protective custody," McCombs told KIRO 7, adding that her son did not have any injuries.

"Thought for sure she had the wrong house until she told me his name and birthday," McCombs continued. "I asked her, ‘Can you show me some identification? Can you show me this order that you supposedly have?' She refused to show me that."

Their refusal to show McCombs proper identification was a major red flag for the mother, and she started to panic. She believed the two were attempting to "snatch" her child and went to dial 911.

At that moment, the woman said, "We'll come back later," according to McCombs, and left in a hurry.

McCombs told KIRO 7 that the two drove a black Ford Crown Victoria, but that she was unable to see a license plate number.

A spokesperson for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families said, in a statement for KIRO 7, that it does not have an open case involving McCombs.

"In situations where a child must be removed from their home, DCYF staff are accompanied by law enforcement," the statement read in part. "DCYF staff always carry agency identification and cannot remove a child from their home without a court order signed by a judge or by law enforcement taking a child into custody per RCW 26.44.050."

Marysville police are currently conducting an investigation, and have received no additional reports of CPS imposters.

Neither DCYF nor McCombs immediately responded to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

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