An Indiana woman kidnapped an eight-year-old old girl from a playground, dropped the child off at her home with her confused husband and then ran down the street naked, authorities said.
Brittany Hurtt, 34, allegedly clashed with Austin police when she was arrested Monday, Jan. 2.
She complained that children “were being taught by the computers and all the children needed to die” as she was taken for a medical examination, according to court records.
Hurtt had allegedly tried to abduct another child before the kidnapping that led to her arrest.
The would-be victim later told authorities Hurrt grabbed her wrist and said, “Let’s start a family.”
Police were notified that a woman had climbed over a fence and abducted an eight-year-old girl from an elementary school playground and fled in her car, WXIN-TV reported, citing an arrest affidavit.
Hurtt’s husband later flagged down officers and told them his wife had come home with an unknown child in the passenger seat and then proceeded to undress and run down the street, according to authorities.
The child was quickly returned to the school, and an officer pursued Hurtt, who was “running in the street nude carrying two white trash bags.”
Hurtt struck an officer’s vehicle and tried to “yank the door open” before officers handcuffed her and struggled to get her into the police car as she resisted, according to court records.
Once in the vehicle, Hurtt is said to have started “kicking the back windows” while screaming and refused to put on clothes that had been brought by her husband.
Officers tried to put Hurtt on a gurney so she could be taken to an emergency room for evaluation.
At that point, she allegedly kicked an officer in the hand and was “making statements about how the children were being taught by the computers and all the children needed to die.”
Hurtt is now facing charges of kidnapping, battery to a public safety official, criminal trespass, resisting law enforcement, public nudity and public indecency Austin police posted on Facebook.
Austin Elementary School said in a statement that the campus was on lockdown after the incident happened and that the abducted child had been “returned within minutes.”