Pennsylvania mom Kayla Menne, 25, travels more than 200 miles on Lyft to ‘fire nine shots’ at her child’s adoptive parents while yelling, ‘They took my baby!
- Woman is accused of firing nine shots at her child’s foster family
- Kayla Menne, 25, traveled in a Lyft more than 200 miles to the house where her child lived
- Once she arrived, she allegedly started shooting, shouting: ‘They took my baby’
A Pennsylvania mother traveled over 200 miles in a Lyft to confront her child’s foster family, allegedly firing nine shots at them while shouting, “They took my baby!”
Kayla Menne, 25, used ride-sharing service Lyft to drive more than 200 miles from central Pennsylvania to Kennedy Township, where her biological child was living with caregivers, investigators say.
Witness Duane Mrazec was walking his dog when he saw a woman get out of a red car who appeared to be holding a gun.
The concerned neighbor says that within seconds Menne opened fire on four young children, including her own child, who were outside in the street with their adoptive parents.
Kayla Menne arrested after allegedly firing nine bullets at her child’s foster family
The 25-year-old mum, from Pennsylvania, was pictured being held back by neighbors
The host family was in the street in front of this house when Menne allegedly started shooting
“I was 4 to 6 feet away when she fired,” Mrazek said. WPXI. “I can see the flash at 6 p.m. at night in that gun because that’s how close she was.”
At first he thought it was a toy gun – but when she shot him, he soon realized it was no joke.
Mrazec says that when shots were fired, Menne was heard shouting, “You took my baby!”
Without thinking, he says he tackled her to the ground and snatched the gun from her.
“It all went blank because I wanted to get the gun back before someone got killed,” he said.
Witness Duane Mrazec says he took action to snatch the gun from Menne
Investigators say Menne traveled more than 200 miles in a Lyft
As the two fought on the ground, another neighbor – an off-duty policeman, rushed towards the house.
“She apologized to me because I wasn’t supposed to be the target, and she was saying something about her child and then ‘arrest me, arrest me,'” Mrazec said.
The couple detained Menne until officers arrived. She was taken to Heritage Valley Hospital for a psychological evaluation.
Court documents show Menne faces a range of charges, including counts of aggravated assault, counts of misdemeanor, unlawful carrying of a firearm and endangerment carelessness of another person.