Police arrested a women who posed as a social worker just to kidnap a baby in California on Friday.
The woman who said her name was Mayella Ortega, showed up at a home in Santa Ana on May 31 and told the child’s mother that she was there to take her 1-week-old baby into protective custody.
The suspect did not provide any identification, Santa Ana police said.
The mother then questioned the woman, who said she’d return with the sheriff’s department and threatened to forcibly remove the baby from the home, according to police.
“And I say, ‘OK, if the sheriff has to come in, that’s fine. But I don’t want to give you my kid,” the mother told the woman.
The suspect left the residence in a white SUV. Luckily, the mom and her sisters were able to capture cellphone video of the woman as she walked away.