Terrifying moment when a woman, 28, tries to enter her neighbor’s house and kidnap a baby in Florida
The shocking moment when a woman allegedly attempts to enter a Florida home and abduct a nine-month-old baby in the early hours of Tuesday morning was captured on Ring footage.
Hannah Braun, 28, was arrested in St Petersburg in Pinellas County after police said she had tried to kidnap at least two babies nearby.
Two children under five were found alone in her own home, who told police they had lost “mama.”
Investigators say Braun was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. when a terrified mother caught her in their home trying to grab her daughter from an older sister’s arms, claiming she would ‘protect’ the child.
Hannah Braun, 28, was caught shooting Ring when she reportedly entered a Florida home on Tuesday and then attempted to kidnap a nine-month-old girl.
The mother, identified only as Amber by WFLA, said she doesn’t know Braun, but now lives in fear and remembers how easy it was for her to get into their family home.
Ring images show the moment when Braun approached their home and knocked on their door with a phone in her hand.
“It’s me,” she says. “It’s me, Mommy, Hannah.”
The video ends when the door of the house swings open and she walks in.
According to WFLA, Braun had been let into the house by a child.
She then approached a 12-year-old girl who was holding her nine-month-old sister and tried to take the baby from her.
According to the St. Petersburg police, Amber found Braun and started a fight, but she was able to take her child back.
Braun is charged with attempted kidnapping, burglary with assault or injury, child abuse, and twice neglecting a child without major bodily harm
‘She’s in my living room talking about, yes, I’m just here to get the baby. I’m trying to protect the baby, ”Amber said. ‘I want to protect the baby? Why are you in my house?
‘I don’t want to live here anymore. I don’t feel safe. It’s not a good feeling at all, ‘Amber added.
‘Anybody can like it, come to your house and literally take your child out of your house?’
Just before she tried to break into this house, Braun had knocked on the door of another neighbor, Thelma Reynolds, and tried to take her one-year-old grandson from her.
She wanted the baby. She said she took care of babies here. And that’s what she wanted, ”Reynolds said. “She wanted this baby.”
Her grandson, Elroy Reynolds, was able to push Braun out of the house, but said she was screaming and he believed she was on drugs.
The lady pushes open the door. She enters the house. I almost knocked my grandmother over and then I jump up, ”he said Fox13.
“I said what are you doing?” She said, “I want the kids. I’m here for the babies. ”I said,“ Where are your children? What’s going on? ”She said,“ No, the babies. ”Then she pointed to my little niece and said,“ Let me touch her face ”.
‘She was on something. She screamed. ‘
It is also unclear whether it was drugs or alcohol.
She knocked on the door until a child let her in. She hears in the video saying, “It’s me. It’s me, mama, Hannah. This was reportedly the second home she hit that night
Police said they are not cooperating with the investigation and that a motive is unknown
He added that he then saw her walking to the next house in 600 block of 15th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, where the police had caught up with her.
Police say Braun lives nearby, but had no previous relationship with any of the families.
Once the police were called by neighbors, she was taken into custody and two children under five were found alone in her own home.
Her relationship with the children is not clear, but according to the arrest report, one of the children stated ‘she lost her mommy’.
The children are now in the care of a family friend.
Police said the alleged kidnapping attempts took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning at block 600 of 15th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, Florida, pictured above.
“ When you come in here and try to take my baby, there’s no telling what you are doing to your own children and what your own children’s mental state is like after all this trauma they’ve been through, ” Amber said of the abandoned children .
“I can only imagine the trauma they experience regularly.”
‘It was pretty scary, she left her own children in the house and ran around looking for other children. That makes no sense, ”Elroy Reynolds added.
The motive for Braun’s crime is unknown and police say she did not cooperate with their investigation.
She has been charged with attempted kidnapping, burglary with violence or injuries, child abuse and twice neglecting a child without major bodily harm, and is in prison with $ 145,000 bail.