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Misty
07-05-2007, 03:01 PM
By Josh Rabe
Staff Writer
ENID A plot uncovered by Enid police this morning involving two young girls may give new meaning to the word "kidnapping.
Police said the sisters, ages 10 and 12, sneaked into a neighbor's home under the cover of darkness and stole away with her 1-year-old son.

The girls took diapers, a stroller and other baby supplies from the home and left a ransom note threatening, "if you want to see your son again then you won't call police and report him missing and you will leave $200,000 on the sofa tonight and we will return your son back safe, according to police.

The note was signed "the kidnappers.

The plot didn't progress very far, however. The girls' older sister saw the baby and asked her sisters what they were doing.

Apparently not satisfied with their response, the older sister walked to her neighbor's house to tell her where her infant son was, Capt. Dean Grassino said.

The boy was returned home safely and the whole ordeal was over in less than an hour, according to the girls' description of events, Grassino said.

The girls were taken into custody at a community intervention center and were scheduled to appear before a judge this afternoon.

Grassino said the boy's mother was asleep when her son was taken and wasn't aware he was missing until a knock on the door came about 6 a.m.

"I've been doing this 18 years and this is the first time I know of a 10 and a 12-year-old kidnapped a one-year-old, Grassino said. "It definitely ranks up there with the unusual crimes.

Karried
07-06-2007, 10:13 AM
heavy sigh... this could have gone so horribly wrong... so glad they stopped it before the baby was hurt.

10 and 12?? What ever happened to playing with Barbies?

Intrepid
07-06-2007, 11:25 AM
This story also made CNN.com's headlines:

Preteens allegedly kidnap baby, demand ransom - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/06/young.kidnappers.ap/index.html)