Dispute between babysitters leads to false abduction report


The woman now faces charges after alleged threats.

KENT, Wash. - Kent police said a false report of an armed abduction of a child stemmed from a dispute between the child’s two babysitters.


Police said one babysitter told officers a middle-aged woman had taken the child from her at gunpoint Monday morning in the 27400 block of 132nd Avenue Southeast in Kent.


Investigators said the child’s mother told officers the child was allowed to be with the middle-aged woman, who was one of the child’s caretakers.


The child is OK.


Police said the situation appears to be part of a dispute between the child’s two sitters.


Investigators are interviewing the woman who reported the abduction to determine what caused the confrontation between the two women and determine whether a weapon was involved.


Officers said the second woman will be interviewed as well.


No one was hurt.