Parents and nannies on the Upper East Side at New York they’re up in arms about a pair of mysterious lookalikes twins of women who don’t have children themselves, but often hang out at the John Jay Park playground.
They say the duo hangs around their children, talking to them, while one wanted to braid a child’s hair and then photograph it while asking invasive questions. “She is the Playground my daughter’s I don’t want adults around the kids,” Paulina, a 35-year-old mother of four, told the New York Post.
Last Wednesday, he spotted the two 40-year-old women – who are known as the ‘Indiggo twins’ but their real names are Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea – in the park.
She recognized them from a photo posted on an online mom group and immediately called the police.
“I don’t know why they don’t do something better with their lives instead of hanging out in a playground,” raged Paulina. “You have to set boundaries.”
Last week, after many parents voiced their concerns, the Parks Department placed a sign outside the playground entrance that read, “No adults unless accompanied by a child.”
But while the twins have violated this park rule, the department has not been made aware of any actual illegal activity involving them.
Still, some caregivers of young children say the sisters have become very close. One caregiver recalled feeling uncomfortable when asked the name and age of one of the babies she was caring for. The nanny who recounted the strange hair-braiding incident said she left the park and took the 3-year-old home immediately after the encounter.
“It’s really scary,” the nanny, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Post. “Maybe he wants to do something else.”
Mothers have been reporting on the twins for months in a local Facebook group. “If you’re not with kids, stay away from the playground,” one parent wrote. Another pleaded: “Call whoever you have to call to keep our kids safe.”
But the Modorceas say they are wronged. “We have lived here for 16 years. We have been going to John Jay for 16 years. It is the closest to us. This is a complete false alarm,” said Gabriela.
The story of the brothers, according to them, is that they were born in Transylvania in 1983 and went to the National University of Arts in Bucharest.
In 2006 they moved to the US to pursue careers in music and theatre. They settled in an apartment on the Upper East Side, where they lived with their mother.
Gabriela plays piano and works as a composer, while Mihaela plays guitar and writes songs.
In 2008, they appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’. In 2011, they were photographed kissing Robert De Nero at a Vanity Fair party. That same year, one of their songs was sampled on Jay-Z’s ‘Watch The Throne’ album.
The duo maintained that they are shocked by the recent accusations and that they are just well-meaning, Jesus-following artists who always wear matching – or at least complementary – outfits.
“The way we look [στην ομάδα γονέων] – we look like criminals. Hard criminals. My weapon is love,” Gabriela said. “We are Christians, we promote love and light.”
“This is a completely false alarm. It’s the opposite,” added Mihaela.
Source: News Beast
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