Osoyoos woman says intruder with knife tried to take her newborn
An Osoyoos resident believes an intruder was trying to kidnap her baby.
The woman, who did not wish to be identified for safety reasons, said the incident happened on Wednesday when the intruder — a woman — knocked on her door.
The resident said she refused to answer the door.
“She looked kind of odd to me. You could tell that she was wearing a wig, her hands were behind her back. It gave me a creepy vibe,” the resident said.
The resident said the woman then barged into her house, asking to see the resident’s newborn.
“She said, ‘I just want to see the baby.’”
The resident, holding her seven-week-old baby, said the woman was told to leave.
She said the woman closed the door, but suddenly barged in, waving a knife.
“All of a sudden, she comes charging into the house with a butcher knife above her head and she’s trying to stab me in the face. I grabbed her arm and threw her out the front door.”
The resident said she’s seen her assaillant before.
“We know who she is and she is known to walk by my house every day,” she said.
The resident said police are aware of the intruder’s identity.
“They (RCMP) know where she lives but they can’t locate her.”
The resident said she’s convinced the intruder’s intentions were to take her child.
“I feel like she wanted to kidnap my baby.”