West Woman Steals Baby; Dumps Him in Trash Bin

POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 2:49pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:52am

A West woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing her friend's baby and leaving him in a trash bin.

Police say the woman left the baby in a dumpster near an abandoned gas station.

The woman is accused of stealing the child while his mother was taking a nap.

"When we arrived on the scene the mom was there, and said a friend of hers had insisted on coming over to visit with the baby and give her the chance to take a nap," said Police Chief James Lawthorn. "So she layed down to take and nap and when she woke up the baby and her friend were gone."

Officials say she later confessed to kidnapping the child and placing him in the trash bin.

Police say they were able to resuce the baby yesterday afternoon.

They are unsure of the motive behind the incident.

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