A Portland woman is in jail after abducting a child in broad daylight. The child is now home safe, but the family is still distraught over what happened, and for good reason. This brazen child abduction attempt serves as a reminder to parents and guardians of young children. You truly can't turn your back for just a second, not even in your own home.
It seems almost unlikely that someone would waltz into a strange home and snatch a child, but that's what one woman did this week. Lisa Kemper, a woman known by police in the area as "mentally ill," snatched up a two-year-old boy. Surveillance footage shows the woman carrying the child, swaddled in a blanket, away from the property.
At first it was believed that the boy was out front playing when the woman took him, and it was even speculated in some reports that the abduction may have been accidental. However, the mother of the two-year old missing boy claims that there were items missing out of her home. This leads her to believe that the woman walked into the home and took her two-year-old son along with a blanket, some toys and a few other items. She says that her child wouldn't have been able to carry all of the missing items out with him.
This alleged abduction attempt is scary, and kind of makes it easy to believe that random strangers can and do sometimes walk into homes to kidnap children. It's downright horrifying and a reminder to never leave your doors and windows unlocked when you have children in the home.
Chelsea Hoffman is the author of the controversial and sexually-graphic novel, "Ladykiller," and three others. Subscribe and contact her via ChelseaHoffman.Com! You can also circle her on Google+