Roma family caught with unknown little girl from Europe they were claiming was their own
It is not permitted to say nowadays because of political correctness, but amongst other reasons there was one big cause of persecution of gypsy people for the past two thousand years - it was widely believed during the Dark Ages that if you were stupid enough to permit gypsies to camp nearby, they stole children and would vanish with them, either to sell them or raise them as servants.
For this reason, angry parents used to storm gypsy camps and burn them to the ground often to drive them off. The truth is, gypsies have been caught doing this in the past and will without question do it in the future. It is part of their culture and their identity.
People in Europe raised without any knowledge of gypsies will hear of some camp of them setting up outside their town and before you know it, your lawnmower vanishes from the backyard, your kid's bicycle … and sometimes, your kid. Our ancestors thought the things they did not because they were evil and paranoid but because they wanted to survive and protect their families from predators.