Carolyn Ferguson, Grandmother of Abducted Baby, Charged with Child Stealing: Update

Categories: Crime-iny

See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the grandmother being charged with child stealing. Update No. 1 is on the Amber Alert for the child being deactivated.

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DMV photo courtesy of CHP
Carolyn Ferguson is baby's grandmother.
ORIGINAL POST, JULY 2, 7:17 P.M.: An Amber Alert has been declared for a six-month-old girl who is believed to have been abducted by her grandmother in Huntington Beach.

Carolyn Ferguson, 57, is accused of taking Leilani Mosely around 9 this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The grandmother was last seen driving a 2007 white Chrysler PT Cruiser with California license plate 5UQZ701. The car has minor front-end damage.

The baby is described as white, 15 pounds, with black hair and last seen wearing a pink onesie.

Ferguson is described as white, 5 feet 7, 175 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

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Courtesy of CHP
Leilani Mosely was abducted today, according to authorities.

Anyone who sees one or both of these people is asked to contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 960-8825 or dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE NO. 1, JULY 2, 10:09 P.M.: The CHP has deactivated the Amber Alert, explaining the child has been located and is safe.

UPDATE NO. 2, JULY 7, 6:03 A.M.: The Huntington Beach grandmother who set off a statewide Amber Alert Wednesday night has been charged with child stealing. Carolyn Ferguson, 57, allegedly took her 6-month-old granddaughter Leilani Mosely from home around 9 a.m. that morning, and the baby was recovered safe at a convenience store in Arizona that night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Huntington Beach Police say Ferguson has a history of mental illness, stopped taking her medication and babbled about the world ending before allegedly abducting the girl.

Ferguson, who had left Orange County without a cell phone or food for the baby, was acting strangely in the Arizona store, where she was recognized from the Amber Alert, according to police, who add her PT Cruiser was found disabled along Interstate 10.

The baby was reunited with her mother.

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22 comments
sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

5 7 175 LBS???


WTF


COME ON LADIES


unless that figure is sportn fff's


get in shape

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Can you say "granma cray cray? granma cray cray?"  I knew you could.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Hey now, that's a cute baby.  :)

Louise
Louise

It took quite some effort but I disabled those Amber Alerts on my cell phone. I am not willing to be inconvenienced in some intra-family dispute. Usually I no longer pay attention to them, other than to check after the fact to confirm that it, like this one, was a family matter.


I assume I am not the only one who feels this way. Way to take a good idea, overdo it and render it pretty much ineffective. Typical...

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776 

And I suppose you're in peak physical condition? 

I'm 5' 7" and about 200 lbs...but I don't measure my self worth in pounds and inches.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@fishingblues 

::yawns::


I don't measure anyone that way. It's the epitome of shallowness to judge someone by their physical attributes.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@processlife 

And you're proof that true ugliness lies on the inside.Thank you for the demonstration. Good day.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776 @fishwithoutbicycle 

I don't consider treating people with respect regardless of their physical appearance a "feminist" thing as much as a "decent human being" thing. And please stop using "feminism" like it's a bad word...

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle 


Sorry sis, such is the nature of reality in our society.  If you don't like it, lose about 70 pounds. 

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle


you are correct


treating someone decently has 


NOTHING to do with feminism 


as feminism ( although now the definition has broadened (omg!) to fit the needs)


is about promoting sexism in favor of females and outright


misandry in most if not all cases

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle 


Sure, tell it to your heart, your knees, your diabetes, your joints, your blood pressure, your high cholesterol and your respiratory system.  


Hint for the day:  stop rationalizing and lying to yourself.  People who are morbidly obese have many more problems than acceptance by society to deal with.

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