Stephanie Romero, 25, was accused of an attempted kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl on Sunday.
(Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office )
An Oregon mother beat a homeless woman in the face after she allegedly tried to kidnap her young daughter on Sunday, court records showed.
Stephanie Romero, 25, was arrested on burglary, theft and kidnapping charges. She was being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center and her bond was set at $352,500, KPTV reported.
Lilyana Salazar, 6, was playing outside her Portland apartment with her friends and brothers, when Romero apparently ran and told that the child she was her daughter, KPTV reported.
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“Come on, I’m with you on the bike trail, follow me,” the girl recalled Romero says to her, court papers stated. The girl said the woman pulled her by her wrist, but she was able to flee to her apartment. However, Romero followed the girl inside before the girl, her grandmother told her to leave.
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Romero was allegedly taking things from the house and put it in a sheet as the mother, Summer Salazar, confronted her. The elder Salazar was doing the laundry when her son came to tell her about Romero.
“I’m taking the stuff and I’ll take her,” Romero told the mother, according to court documents.
Salazar said Romero she would not let her daughter and beat her.
“My first reaction was ‘I’m her or she’s going to take of my child or something,'” Salazar told KPTV.
“But she came in put on my daughter,” she continued. “She was really taking her. She had things packed. They stuff was packing for her.”
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Romero showed the objects and links, the apartment hopping a fence and walking in the direction of a path, where the police later arrested her.
“To tell you the truth, it got me pretty angry, you know,” German Salazar-Lopez, the father of the girl, told KPTV. “You know, I thank God that I didn’t get a hold of her when she stepped in the house, because it would be a different story.”
While she was interviewed, Romero told the staff of the courts located in the county jail, that “she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression,” The Oregonian reported. She also said that her daughter is in the state of the care.
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