STOCKTON (CBS13) – A woman is behind bars after she allegedly attempted to kidnap a 3-year-old girl from her home.
” ‘Want to go somewhere? Want to go somewhere?’ ” is what 3-year-old Alexionna Mena told CBS13 the alleged kidnapper said to her. “I said ‘no.’ ”
Stockton police say 29-year-old Kindra Card broke into the home in the 1600 block of E. Anderson Street Wednesday morning and kidnapped Alexionna as she was watching TV on the living room couch.
“I guess she lifted up my screen door, and unlocked it, and came in back, and grabbed her, and went out the front door,” said father Alex Mena.
Alex was getting ready in the bathroom when the incident occurred but quickly realized his daughter was missing.
“My daughter was gone and I went through the whole house yelling, looking for her,” said Alex.
Alexionna’s parents then spotted their daughter outside with Card, who was attempting to steal a friend’s car, the couple says.
“She was holding my daughter in her hands and I’m like ‘what is going on?’ And, he starts yelling at her ‘what are you doing with my daughter?’ ” said mother Harley Mena.
Alex then grabbed his daughter from Card without any incident.
Alexionna said to her parents that she told Card “I don’t want to go.”
That’s when the family called police. As Alex chased down the fleeing suspect, officers arrived at the scene and arrested Card.
“Where is your kid safe at if she ain’t safe at your own house?” asked Alex.
The family is relieved and thankful to have avoided a potentially worse situation. They are tightening up locks around their house, and will take even more steps to keep their home safe.