HONEY BOO BOO KIDNAP PLOT

Published on: October 10, 2012
Photography by: INF DAILY
NationalEnquirer.com

AFTER a home break-in and terrifying kid­napping threats, the family of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is taking drastic steps to protect the 7-year-old reality TV sensation!

The ENQUIRER has learned that someone has been calling Al­ana’s school in rural McIntyre, Ga., threatening to abduct the pint-size star of the TLC hit “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” Concern over that, as well as a recent break-in at the family’s home, has prompted matriarch June “Mama” Shannon to hire a full-time bodyguard to protect her daughter.

“June is terrified,” a source revealed exclusively to The ENQUIRER. “With the threats on Alana’s safety increasing, security is being provid­ed for her around the clock.”

While the family hopes the threats are just a vicious prank, they secretly fear that Alana may have been targeted by a demented celebrity stalker or, even worse, a pedophile, says the source.

“There was a meet­ing with all the teachers at Alana’s school,” the source continued. “They have been instruct­ed to keep an eye on Alana, and they know to report anything suspicious imme­diately.”

The abduction threats are particu­larly worrisome because police were summoned to the family’s home to inves­tigate a possible break-in on Aug. 27.

“Nothing was stolen that they know of, but the police take every threat very seriously,” said the source. “They warned the family that who­ever broke into the home may have been casing the place for a future kid­nap attempt by someone convinced that TLC would pay a huge ransom for their newest little star.”

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” premiered to huge ratings on Aug. 8. The show’s breakout star, Alana, has been a viewer favorite ever since she appeared on the child beauty pageant show “Toddlers & Tiaras” earlier this year.

The family’s current residence – located in an isolated, heavily wood­ed area of McIntyre, next to the railroad tracks and behind a sub shop – makes them an easy target for a kidnapping.

“They’ve thought about moving, but the problem is that TLC has them locked under contract to keep their lifestyle – and that means they have to stay put,” explained the source.

Added another insider: “Face it, this is a poor area, and Honey Boo Boo’s family is now seen as the wealthiest one around.”