• Mom who claimed 'God told her' to kidnap child gets punched in face by father

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A father's quick actions stopped his 5-year-old son from being kidnapped. 

    Officers were called to the scene on April 23 when a man called to say a woman grabbed his son and tried to run away. 


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    The father then punched the woman and was able to get his child back.

    The attempted kidnapper, who police identified as Gina A. Ricard, went to a nearby fire station and told them she tried to stop a kidnapping. Police said she matched the description of a broadcast. 

    The arrest affidavit said Ricard was not coherent and 'believes God told her help.'

    She was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping. 

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