Home­less woman al­legedly takes chil­dren, ages 3 and 5, from Florida park to teach them how to steal and ‘live on the street’

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By Jason Mo­linet

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.

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