Homeless woman allegedly takes children, ages 3 and 5, from Florida park to teach them how to steal and ‘live on the street’
Astreet-smart homeless woman made a downright dumb move. The Florida woman was charged with kidnapping after she allegedly tried to teach two children how to steal and “live on the street.”
Crystal Kinder, 32, took the kids, ages 3 and 5, from a Lakeland park to a motel that doubles as a halfway house a half mile away on Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
“She lured them,” Kemesha Moultrie, the mother of the oldest girl told Bay News 9.
“She offered my baby some juice,” Moultrie added. “She offered them McDonald’s and by them being kids they said yes.”
Kinder saw the unsupervised cousins at Parker Street Park and wanted to teach them a life lesson, police said.
Relative Keith Campbell tracked the kids down and called police.
“I said, ‘You must be crazy, you’re insane if you think you can just take people’s kids from the park and take them for a walk,’” Campbell told Bay News 9.
Kinder told cops she wanted to show the youngsters how to “live on the street.”
Now Kinder has a new home; she is being held at Polk County Jail on $30,000 bond.