A Florida woman is facing charges after she allegedly tried to nab children from two of her neighbors while two youngsters were reportedly left unattended in her own home.
On August 18 around 2:00 am, a woman from Palmetto allegedly left her residence while two children remained inside alone.
The woman reportedly went to the home of one of her neighbors and went inside, telling a grandmother that she was going to collect and take care of her 1-year-old grandson.
After the woman left the home without the child, she allegedly headed to another residence and was seen on the doorbell cam as she knocked before she entered.
The family heard the knocking, and a mother was standing in the entryway as the woman walked into their residence. Her 12-year-old and 9-month-old children were also present, and the older child was holding the baby.
When the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Hannah Braun, was reportedly unable to get the baby away from the preteen, she left the home and the police were alerted about the incident.
After law enforcement arrived, the mother of the 9-month-old and the grandmother of the 1-year-old reportedly gave statements, both saying they were unfamiliar with the woman who walked into their homes and allegedly tried to kidnap the children.
When Braun was located, it was reported that two children were at home with her. The authorities asserted that the youngsters had been left by themselves while Braun was purportedly taking part in the criminal acts.
The police reported that Braun was uncooperative as they tried to detain her, and noted that she exercised her right to remain silent after she was Mirandized.
Braun was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. She is facing charges for suspicion of attempted kidnapping, burglary with assault or battery, child abuse, and two counts of neglect of a child without great bodily harm.
She was released from custody on August 22 on a $145,000 surety bond.
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