Tallahassee, FL (July 18, 2019) – 55-year-old Wanda Williams was allegedly arrested and charged with kidnapping a minor under 13 years old in Tallahassee.
The Tallahassee Police Department received a report about the abduction when Williams tried to steal the 6-month-old child from a bus stop across from the Kearney Center.
The victim told police that she was sitting at a bus stop with her child when she lit a cigarette. Williams approached her and asked her if she could hold the child. She said that Williams claimed she was concerned about smoke being around the child so the victim allowed Williams to hold the child.
When the bus approached, Williams got on and left the area. The victim did not get on the bus and looked around, wondering where her child had gone. She went inside the Kearney Center and they helped look at surveillance videos so that they could find the child.
The bus was quickly identified and investigators found that it was about eight miles away. When deputies apprehended Williams at the bus stop, she claimed that she was the baby’s grandmother and that she had arrangements to take the baby out to breakfast. They quickly found out that this was not true.
Williams was arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. Police believe that Williams might suffer from mental illness.
Tallahassee Kidnapping Laws
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