Police: Woman tied toddler, 2, to chair at day care

Day care worker Gladis Abad, 36, caught on camera


A 36-year-old day care worker identified as Gladis Abad has been arrested on a charge of unlawful restraint for allegedly tying a 2-year-old boy to a chair at a daycare in Kirby.

The incident was caught on surveillance cameras at the Nanny Nite day care in the 3100 block of Ackerman Road, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The affidavit stated that officers with the Kirby Police Department were called to the business on Feb. 11, and that the property owner showed them the incident on surveillance video.

The affidavit stated that she also promised to give detectives a copy of the video at a later date.

However, police said on the date they were promised the video, the owner refused to give it to them, the affidavit stated.

Detectives then obtained a court order, but before they arrived, officers spotted a man removing the surveillance system from the day care, the affidavit stated.

Police later obtained and viewed the video. The affidavit stated that it showed the child tied to the chair for about 20 minutes.

At one point, the child escaped, and Abad is seen tying him to the chair again, the affidavit stated.

"The video, it doesn't appear that the child is hurt (but) you can tell the child was in distress," said Kirby police Sgt. Michael Alonzo. "There's no audio but it appears ... the child may be screaming or may be crying. "

Records show Abad was booked into jail Tuesday afternoon, but later released after posting a $7,500 bond.

Kirby police say Abad could be hit with more charges.

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