Mother says stranger tried to kidnap baby at Target
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Never let your guard down, especially when it comes to your kids.
That's the message one Kansas mom wants you to hear, after she says a woman who approached her as a kind stranger tried to steal her baby.
Rachel Youngs says the woman approached her in the parking lot of a Target store.
The woman complimented Youngs' daughter, and after a few kind words asked to hold the infant.
Youngs says almost as soon as she handed the baby over she realized her mistake.
"She says, 'Just so you know, I was arrested for attempted kidnapping.' That`s when I was like, okay you know what, there`s something wrong," Youngs said. "All of a sudden, she starts walking off with my daughter. I yelled at her, I said, 'I need my baby back, please. Give me my baby back.'"
Youngs panicked and called out to Target employees to call police.
That's when the woman decided to give the baby back.
When police arrived, they said they could not arrest the woman because Youngs had chosen to hand her baby over, and did get her back.