Homeless Woman Charged With Kidnapping Florida Boy

By: AP
By: AP

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - May 31, 2011-

Authorities say a homeless woman is accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old Sarasota boy.

Sarasota police say Angela Charles grabbed the boy outside New
Bethel Baptist Church about 2 p.m. Sunday.

According to reports, the woman told the child, "I'm your new

Police say the woman forced the boy to walk with her to a store
on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The child was able to get away and
approached a Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy who was inside a
parked patrol car. He told the deputy what had happened and
described Charles.

The boy's mother, who had been alerted by a witness about the
kidnapping, caught up with the child as he talked to the deputy.

Charles is being held in the Sarasota County Jail on a $50,000

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  • by heart Location: tallahassee on May 31, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    This so crazy
  • by just me Location: monticello on May 31, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    This woman was totally and absouletly wrong and should eb tried to the fullest extent of the law for what she done and I am not making any excuses for this person at all but with her being homeless, maybe she did this to get caught and have a bed, food and clothes. I knew a man once that got out of prison and simply could not handle the outside world so he robbed a store just so he could get sent back to prison-i know this has nothing to do with this story but I am just saying that somethings are done for some strange reasons......................
  • by just another woman with a few lose screws. Location: naples baby. on May 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    what can they do to her besides giveher a homeand 3 hot meals a day.
  • by Just asking on May 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    If she was homeless how in the H*** was she going take care of him.On the street Crazy just plain CRAZY!
  • by Ole Hickory Location: Marietta, Georgia on May 31, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    Public Service Announcement! ...Frying pan, brain, drugs...any questions?
  • by Jim Location: Tallahassee on May 31, 2011 at 08:42 AM
    Ah yes..... the old, "I'm your new mom" ploy....... You gotta look out for that one.
  • by big shady Location: East 90 on May 31, 2011 at 08:13 AM
    she didnt have a very good get away plan
  • by jessica Location: alabama on May 31, 2011 at 07:54 AM
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