The Babysitter’s Network is a wonderful thing. We’ve known for about a week that this has been going on, because babysitters talk to each other.
An EDP (emotionally disturbed person) has been running around my neighborhood for the last week or so, offering to relieve mothers/babysitters of their babies. In at least four cases, apparently, she did more than offer; she made physical attempts to take the kids.
Last week, the cops took her off the street and had her remanded for psychiatric evaluation. She apparently was OK enough to be released from the hospital; she was arrested on Tuesday. Turns out she has a record of 10 arrests, five of them for child snatching in Manhattan between 1994 and 1997.