Denver, CO: The younger of two brothers, ages 11 and 7, who were going door to door through the neighborhood, was nearly abducted by a crazed woman but was fought off by the older brother.
The brothers are now safe at home thanks to the heroics of the older brother.
The female suspect is now in police custody, says the Denver Police Department.
The boys were going door to door in their neighborhood, asking residents if they had any work they could accomplish- like yardwork, clean up, and simple labor kids could handle. They were looking to earn spending money to buy things like video games, sporting equipment, and so on.
But their quest for simple work turned frightening when they approached a crazed woman who thought she could just ‘take’ the younger brother.
As the boys waited at the front door of the home, the woman allegedly yanked the younger brother inside and proclaimed that ‘this is my baby.’
In an interview the older brother gave to Fox 31 Denver, the boy stated:
“I turned my back, this crazy woman, over here…, running in her house with my brother. And then I’m all like, ‘give my brother back!’ Then she’s like ‘this is my baby.’”
The boy continued:
“She started singing a lullaby and I’m like, okay.”
The boy also told Fox 13 that he saw some disturbing things inside the home. In the interview he said:
“[I saw] blood, a hammer, and a toolbox. And I was like ‘okay’. I grabbed my little brother and we zoomed out that [house].”
The young brothers then ran in a panic to another person on the street to ask for help and 911 was called.
The mother of the two brothers, spoke to Fox 13 over the phone. She stated:
“That woman grabbed my baby. Thank God came and they heard my son screaming for help.”
The Police Response
The harrowing event the boys experienced didn’t end there. Police responded to the house, but the woman was not cooperating at all.
As swat team members approached the house, the woman threw bottles at the officers and spewed out unfriendly expletives. She continued to be uncooperative but was eventually apprehended by police, who then arrested her and took her to jail for processing.
It is unclear as to the nature of concerning items the older brother stated he saw in the home- blood, hammer and a toolbox.
One could only imagine what she was up to.
But it does appear that the woman suffers from mental health disorders if she was willing to grab a complete stranger, a seven-year-old, and proclaim that it was her baby.
Hundreds of thousands of people go missing in the United States every year, most of them children.
According to the FBI, they state:
“Every 40 seconds, a child goes missing or is abducted in the United States. Approximately 840,000 children are reported missing each year and the F.B.I. estimates that between 85 and 90 percent of these are children.”
That is an incredible and upsetting statistic. But there are several organizations that provide assistance to authorities and affected families and whose mission it is to find missing children.
One such organization is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
According to their mission statement, it states:
“The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.”
They have a donation option if you wish to support their noble cause.
Thankfully, they won’t have to look for a 7 year old boy from Denver who was a split second away from being a another statistic.
But there still are many out there that need our help.
Another close call.
Alert citizens flag down police, stop a kidnapping in progress and save the life of an innocent toddler
Posted September 23, 2022
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Believing that something was not quite right, a handful of people flagged down officers patrolling the area. Those individuals told police about a suspicious man carrying a toddler.
Providing a description of the man, they pointed police in his direction. Sioux Falls police made contact with Michael Flann Neal, Jr., 36, who was walking with a 1-year-old.
Neal’s original story was that he was being shot at and was concerned for his safety. He said that he didn’t know who was shooting at him. There were no reports of shots being fired in the area to confirm his story.
According to KELO, police say his story wasn’t adding up and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
When pressed on the toddler with him, he told authorities that he was the child’s uncle. As the conversation continued, Neal was unable to provide police with the parents’ names. As police detained the man and continued their questioning, two things came to light.
One, it was determined that the 36-year-old had an outstanding warrant. It is unknown what that warrant was for, but he was taken into custody for that warrant. While that was playing out, a call came into the SFPD regarding the child that was with Neal.
— KELOLAND News (@keloland) September 20, 2022
To no one’s surprise, Neal was in no way related to the toddler. While the child’s parents knew of Neal, there was no reason for him to have been with the toddler.
Here is what we know.
Earlier that day, while both parents were working, Neal went to their home where the 1-year-old was being watched by a nanny. He managed to force his way into the home. Police have not provided any details about how he was able to gain entry into the apartment.
The child’s caregiver attempted to stop Neal, but he simply pushed her aside, grabbing the toddler and rushing out.
While the investigation continues, officials have not yet been able to determine what the Neal’s plan was for the kidnapping. Could it have been for ransom or trafficking? Police are still trying to piece that all together.
Neal is now locked up on his previous warrant, as well as having been charged with 2nd-degree kidnapping and drug charges for possessing a small amount of meth.
A disturbing kidnap attempt.
Watch: Career criminal offers “money” for child, tries to kidnap the kid in broad daylight when mother says no to cash offer
Posted September 15, 2022
CHICAGO, IL – According to a report from Fox News, 25-year-old Gerardo Posadas, who has been charged with the attempted kidnapping of a toddler in broad daylight, has an extensive criminal record.
Chicago man charged with kidnapping attempt after his ex recognizes him on TV news, prosecutors say: https://t.co/15xuhHQ4k6
— Trending Report™ (@TrendingReport) September 15, 2022
Records with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) show that Posadas has been arrested at least five times, with the earliest incident dating back to 2014.
Surveillance footage captured shows Posadas approaching a mother and her daughter, allegedly offering $150 to “buy” the young girl. According to authorities, when the mother refused, Posadas attempted to take the girl, grabbing her by the hair.
Thankfully, the mother was able to yank the young girl back and was able to escape the presence of Posadas, who then fled the scene.
CPD records show that Posadas was first arrested in 2014 at the age of 18 on charges of defacing property. He was then arrested again in 2017 on charges of criminal sale or possession of a deadly weapon.
His next arrest came at the age of 23 in 2020. In that incident, he was charged with reckless conduct. His most recent charges, prior to the attempted kidnapping, came in 2021, when he was charged with domestic battery and bodily harm.
He was arrested on Friday, September 9th, on aggravated kidnapping charges. On Monday, September 12th, he was released to Cook County Jail. Watch the video below:
In a separate incident in Memphis, Tennessee, the man who has been accused in the abduction and murder of Eliza Fletcher, appeared in court on Monday, September 12th, for a separate case.
Cleotha Henderson, who is 38-years-old, was in court for a theft incident that happened the day before Fletcher was kidnapped.
A woman reported to authorities that her CashApp and Wisely Card were being used at gas stations without her knowledge or consent.
The woman told police that she left her wallet at work and when investigators reviewed video from her place of employment, they said they saw a member of a cleaning service take her wallet.
The manager of the cleaning service identified the person who took the wallet as Henderson. Investigators were able to recover footage showing Henderson using the cards at gas pumps.
Henderson took a total of $910.80 from the victim. In connection to the case, he faces charges of identity theft, theft of property $1,000 or less, and fraudulent use/illegal possession of credit/debit cards.
Fletcher was abducted on September 2nd, one day after the theft incident, while running near the University of Memphis. Two days after that, Henderson was arrested and charged in her kidnapping.
Henderson was given a $500,000 bond for the charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and tampering with or fabricating evidence in connection to Fletcher’s abduction.
Memphis jogger suspect Cleotha Henderson held on $1M bond for unrelated rape, kidnapping charges https://t.co/sQUyojMnZe
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 15, 2022
On September 5th, three days later, investigators discovered her body near a vacant home in the 1500 block of Victor Street in South Memphis. Investigators also found a discarded trash bag near a home on S. Orleans Street where Henderson had allegedly been with his brother.
The contents of the bag included running purple running shorts that were consistent with the ones Fletcher was last seen wearing the day she was abducted.
Henderson now faces additional charges of first-degree murder and first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping.
Fletcher was a mother to two young boys and a teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. Henderson is scheduled to appear in court again on September 19th.