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Baby creep caught

Alanna Kelly

UPDATE: 2 p.m.

Osoyoos police have captured the woman who broke into a mother's home and asked to see her baby while wielding a knife.

Sgt. Jason Bayda said at 1:10 p.m. they arrested a 45-year-old woman in connection to the bizarre incident.

Police have not named the individual, but said she will appear in court in Penticton on Friday afternoon. 


UPDATE: 1:40 p.m.

Castanet News has learned more details of a disturbing incident where an intruder entered a mother’s home asking to see her baby.

Just after 1 p.m., the mother tells Castanet News "they (police) have her in cuffs in the back."

The woman who has asked to remain anonymous, now says she is afraid to leave her house.

This comes one day after the bizarre incident at an Osoyoos home.

Chilling video shows a person with long black hair, wearing plastic gloves and hiding a knife, approach the home and stand on the front steps for over three minutes.

“She literally walks in and I was like ‘Whoa, excuse me,’ and she said ‘I just want to see the baby’,” the mother recalled. “She left and closed the door very slowly,” the mother said.

But then she turns around and comes charging at the mother with a “butcher’s knife.”

“I screamed,” she said. “She’s coming at me with this knife, I grabbed her arm and literally threw her out the door.”

Castanet News has reached out to RCMP for confirmation that the woman has now been arrested.


UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.

Police have been unable to find an intruder who broke into an Osoyoos home wielding a knife while a mother breastfed her baby.

The incident occurred just before 9 a.m. Wednesday. She says the woman entered her home and said she just wanted to see the baby.

“The resident pushed the woman out of the door and the woman then allegedly grabbed a weapon concealed in her waistband, forcing her way back into the house,” says RCMP Sgt. Jason Bayda.

The terrified mother said it all happened quickly.

“I screamed,” she said. “She’s coming at me with this knife. I grabbed her arm and literally threw her out the door.”

Police have identified the woman, but patrols for the suspect were unsuccessful.

“The investigation is continuing, and criminal charges have not been laid,” said Bayda.

The mother tells Castanet she will be pushing for charges once the woman is found.

“We understand that this incident was very traumatic for this new mother,” said Bayda. "We are doing what we can to locate her and determine what her intentions were.”

The mother said she's scared the woman could disguise herself again and come back.

“This person is still running around and she looks totally different without the wig," she said.

Bayda said police are making extensive patrols to locate the intruder.

“We do believe this is an isolated incident, can’t get into the reasons why, but we don’t believe the public is at risk," he said.


ORIGINAL: 5 a.m.

An Osoyoos mother is terrified to be in her own home after a stranger came through her front door with a large knife, asking to see her baby.

The mother, whose identity will remain anonymous for her family's protection, was at home breastfeeding her seven-week-old baby when she heard a knock.

Her husband had left for work just after 8 a.m., and she was alone with her two children.

“We literally just woke up and I heard a knock on the door,” she said.

Home surveillance footage shows a “questionable” person wearing plastic gloves standing on the front doorstep at 8:50 a.m.

The mother ignored the knock, as she didn’t recognize the person, but the stranger knocked once again.

“She literally walks in and I was like ‘Whoa, excuse me,’ and she said ‘I just want to see the baby’,” the mother recalled.

The mother then told the intruder she shouldn’t be entering people’s homes she doesn’t know.

“She left and closed the door very slowly,” the mother said.

The mother then watched the woman from a window and saw her turn around on the porch and come charging back into the home with a “butcher's knife.”

“I screamed,” she said. “She’s coming at me with this knife, I grabbed her arm and literally threw her out the door.”

The mother locked the door and called RCMP right away.

“It all happened so fast,” she said. “I am terrified. She walks by every day.”

The mother described how the woman was very calm and just walked into the home as if it were her own.

“People should know about this,” she said. "People can't just break into your home, what if she stabbed me or did kidnap my baby?"

Castanet News has reached out to RCMP in Osoyoos for comment on the incident and to find out if any charges have been laid.

Alanna Kelly


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