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Deputies: Woman Tried To Kidnap Baby

Deputies Say 6-Month-Old Girl's Father Stopped Woman Who Broke Into Home

BRYCEVILLE, Fla. – A 33-year-old woman broke into a home and almost walked out with a 6-month-old baby girl last week, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrested Rose Blossom Green on a charge of burglary to an occupied dwelling and attempted kidnapping.

Deputies said that the afternoon of Sept. 7, Green went into the Bryceville home in the 7600 block of U.S. Highway 301, snatched the girl, named Serenity, from her Jumperoo and tried to take her out of the home.

Serenity's father, Roy Roberts, said he had just left to go to the bathroom and brought the baby monitor with him at the time.

"I heard the baby crying hysterically, so I put on my pants right quick, ran in the living room," Roberts said. "She was fixing to walk out of the room with the baby right there."

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Roberts said that when he saw a complete stranger holding his baby, he immediately grabbed his daughter back, then called 911.

"If it wasn't for that monitor, she would have left here with that child. I know she would have," Roberts said. "She would have. That monitor right there. That's what saved her."

Green then fled the home, deputies said.

Selena Allen, Serenity's mother, said that by that time, she had woken up from her nap and chased the woman down the street.

"I said, 'You aren't going nowhere girl. The police is on the way," Allen said.

Deputies said they talked with Green that day but didn't arrest her until Tuesday. She was booked into the Nassau County Jail with bail totaling $125,004.

Roberts and Allen said that knowing the kidnapping suspect is in jail makes them feel much better.

"My advice to everyone out there: Always keep your guard up on your kids because you never know what might happen to them," Roberts said.