Woman accused of trying to kidnap children from park
Parents fight off would-be kidnapper, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Sheriff's deputies in Florida arrested a woman Monday who allegedly tried to abduct several children from a beach park.
Sarah Freeman, 34, approached a pregnant woman and said, “This isn’t a Florida trip you’re going to want to remember,” according to a press released obtained by KSAT sister station, WKMG in Orlando.
Freeman then allegedly tried to grab the woman's child by a towel. The mother was able to escape with her child after a struggle.
"She physically grabbed and was walking off with a smaller child and then tried to grab my son and I told her I was going to stab her if she did. I didn't have anything to stab her with," the mother told a 911 operator.
Listen to her 911 call here:
Several other parents also say the woman tried to take their children.
Deputies said Freeman appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.
You can read more about the incidents and listen to a 9-1-1 call from the father of a boy Freeman also is accused of trying to kidnap on WKMG's website.