It’s that time of year again
Depending on where you live, you may be noticing the temperatures starting to drop and perhaps the morning air is developing a bit of a chill.
As we progress towards the fall months, preparations begin for those that worship Satan.
Just this week there have been more cases of attempted kidnappings making the headlines than there have been over the past several months combined.
On Saturday, August 20, in Long Beach, California, a brazen daylight attempt to kidnap an infant landed two individuals behind bars.
According to local reports, two women were walking with a baby in a stroller when 55-year-old Stacie Earnestine Wilson approached and held a fake gun to one of the women's heads, demanding the child.
When they refused to hand over the child, a struggle ensued over the stroller.
Another individual, 45-year-old Walter Keshone Sullivan pulled up in a getaway vehicle with another fake firearm. Wilson and Sullivan fled the scene but were later arrested.
Wilson and Sullivan are facing charges of kidnapping and assault and their bonds were set at $100,000. They remain in custody.
In Portsmouth, Ohio, a woman was arrested after she attempted to kidnap a 7-year-old child on Sunday, August 21.
According to the Scioto County Sheriff's Department, two children, ages 10 and 7, were walking home hand in hand, when a woman, later identified as 52-year-old Rachael Anne Enriquez, attempted to pull the 7-year-old child away, telling him, "I won't hurt you."
The older sibling managed to help free his brother and the two ran home as quickly as they could.
Enriquez is being held without bond in the Scioto County Jail and made her first appearance in court on Monday, August 22.
Also on Sunday, August 21, a man was caught on a grocery store's CCTV removing an 8-month-old child from it's mother's grocery cart while she shopped.
The incident took place in South Africa, with Warrant Officer Gerhard Cornelius reporting that a 43-year-old man was arrested the following day for attempted kidnapping.
A case is under investigation in Edmond, Oklahoma where an 11-year-old boy reported that two men attempted to get him into their van when his father left him alone for 8-10 minutes at a neighborhood pond where they were fishing on Sunday.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Another case in Ohio, this one at Brigid Catholic School in Xenia, took place on Monday, August 24 during an open house at the school.
35-year-old Reid C. Duran is accused of entering the school at about 6:45 pm where he reportedly began to ask families about their children.
School administrators confronted Duran, and he explained that he was there because he was the father of a 5-year-old girl. Duran is said to have then begun speaking with a young girl in one of the classrooms. When her parents observed what was happening, they called 911.
Xenia Police arrived and spoke with Duran who "made some concerning comments" about his reasons for being there.
He reportedly told officers initially that he was trying to get to Kettering Health- Green Memorial, but then later admitted to going to the school in order to "talk to little kids."
At the police station, while waiting to be interviewed by a detective, Duran is said to have attempted to stab a Xenia police officer with a pen. Duran was taken into custody and the officer was not injured.
Later, during the interview, Duran is said to have admitted that he went to St. Brigid in order to kidnap a child.
He has been charged with felonious assault, attempted kidnapping, attempted escape, and criminal trespass. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Monday, August 29. He remains in custody at the Greene County Jail.
A similar incident happened earlier this month in Texas. On Tuesday, August 9, during "Meet the Teacher Night" at International Leadership charter school, 31-year-old Kevin Ward attempted to kidnap a 6-year-old boy.
Ward is in custody in Tarrant County on a charge of unlawful restraint of a child.
On Monday, August 24, a child was kidnapped during a robbery at the University of Albany campus.
Shortly after 5:00 in the evening, a couple pulled their vehicle to the side of the road in order to attend to a flat fire. While they were working on the tire, they were approached by two men, one armed with a firearm.
The men demanded their valuables and then reportedly took the child from the vehicle as well, and fled.
A short time later, the child was safely recovered after being left on the side of the road.
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