Kerry mum issues warning after woman tried to grab her baby boy from his pram
“Keep your kids as close as possible"
A Kerry mum has issued a stark warning to parents after a woman tried to grab her son from his pram in Tralee.
It is believed the incident took place in Tralee on September 23rd at 12.30 pm.
The mum explained that a woman tried to grab her baby boy twice, both inside and outside the store they were shopping in.
She said she tried to take control of the pram outside the store.
She then fled the scene and returned a short while later and attempted to grab the boy again.
The mum called for help and the emergency services were alerted.
She told the shop staff to phone for an ambulance as the woman, who was not known to her, appeared mentally unwell.
She told Radio Kerry, "I hope she gets help because I think she’s after some big trauma or something like that."
"It was traumatising but I feel sorry for her because she obviously wasn’t well," she added.
She continued: “The scary thing is that you could think of stuff happening like that in the big cities or big places, like Dublin or Limerick, but you wouldn’t think something like that could happen in Kerry."
The mum stressed that her son was not harmed and he is doing fine, adding that he is "happy out".
"There is no bother on him. He’s too small to understand anything like that."
The mum warned other parents to be vigilant because you never know what could happen.
"You have to be careful. Nobody is expecting something like that to happen but everyone has to be careful, even with older children," she stressed.
“Keep your kids as close as possible. Don’t let them out of your sight. Never," the mum added.
Gardaí in Kerry confirmed the incident took place at a store on the North Circular Road in Tralee.