Of all of the child abduction cases being reported, there is one that sticks out above the rest. Two sisters, ages 10 and 12 from Enid, Oklahoma are accused of kidnapping their neighbor’s one-year-old son from his home this week. Sheila Wells was asleep at 5:30 a.m. when at least one of the unidentified girls broke into her house from a side door and took one-year-old Brandon Wells along with $20, a stroller, diapers, and wipes. They also left behind a ransom note that read, “If you want to see your son again then you won’t call police and report him missing and you will leave $200,000 on the sofa tonight and we will return your son back safe.” The note was signed, “the kidnappers.”

Soon after the kidnapping took place, the girls’ mother saw them with the baby. When she questioned them about it, they told her that they had found him on the corner. Their mother then searched for Sheila Wells’ number while the 12-year-old went to Wells’ house to accuse her younger sister of taking Brandon. Until then, the mother was not aware that her son was missing. She called police at 6:13 a.m. and Brandon was returned along with the other stolen items.

When the girls were questioned about their motive, they denied everything and tried to make excuses to their mother. At one point, the 10-year-old said that she wanted to be Brandon’s new mother. The 10-year-old had been banned from the Wells’ home a few weeks ago, but it was not specified why. On Thursday evening, the girls appeared in Garfield County District Court and were taken to Community Intervention Center for Juveniles. Meanwhile, Sheila Wells was getting the locks changed at her home and is considering moving from the area.

For related articles visit http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/06/young.kidnappers.ap/index.html and http://www.enidnews.com/localnews/local_story_187004635.html.

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