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Woman's terrifying kidnapping caught on camera

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A video of a Philadelphia woman's abduction was released by authorities Monday, and the footage is absolutely terrifying. The chilling three-minute video clip captured the exact moment Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was snatched off the street in her Germantown neighborhood and forced into a waiting nearby car by an unidentified man. Though there's no audio in the video, you can clearly see the 22-year-old woman yelling for help as she struggled to break free from her attacker's embrace.

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Thalia reaches out to missing children's family after her own kidnapping horror

Wow! Thalia's personal life is often a closed book, but one topic that is dear to her heart is human rights and kidnapping. In 2002, her sisters Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico City. Laura was safely released over two weeks later while Ernestina stayed with the captors for over a month. The recent news about the 43 missing college students in Guerrero, Mexico has Thalia finally opening up about the violence in her native country and what she suffered when her siblings were kidnapped. 

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Texas mother charged with starving stepson, who was only found after she vanished with newborn

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Thanks to one quick-thinking woman, a 6-week-old baby boy who vanished with a Texas woman previously charged with starving the boy's 5-year-old brother is safe and sound, and in Child Protective Service's custody. Phew!

Police issued an Amber Alert for the newborn when his mother Tammi Bleimeyer reportedly failed to comply with a judge's order for her to turn him over to CPS Monday. After receiving the alert on her phone, the eagle-eyed woman spotted Bleimeyer with the baby at a local pediatrician's office, and called 911. Thank goodness! If you'd seen the pics of this baby's older brother, you'd know exactly why police were so worried about the newborn's wellbeing.  

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Missing child found in Mexico 12 years after kidnapping

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In 2002 when Sabrina Allen was only 4 years old she was abducted in Texas by her mother, Dara Llorens. On April 19, 2002, Dara Llorens took her daughter during a scheduled weekend visit and basically disappeared. Sabrina's father Greg Allen was the custodial parent and he's been desperately looking for his daughter ever since. It took twelve years to track down that little girl, but on Tuesday Sabrina was found in Estafeta Tlaxcala. Mexico and Dara Llorens was arrested thanks to an operation conducted by the Mexican Federal Authority, FBI and U.S. Marshals.

Sabrina is now 17 years old. I wish I could say it was a happy ending and that she has been reunited with her father, but that's not the case.

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Rapist forces pregnant victim to breastfeed him

Kevin Gibbons stalked, kidnapped and raped two women for over a decade, all while reading passages from the Bible to justify his bizarre behavior. According to the victim, Gibbons said that he "lived by the word of God and practiced his teachings."

Hands down, this is one of the most horrifying crimes I've heard of in a long time and I'm not alone in that sentiment because a detective said that Gibbons was one of the most aggressive and vile criminals he's seen in a long time.

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Pregnant mom shot in the head, but gives birth to baby girl anyway

Briana Brooks was 7 months pregnant when she and her husband-to-be Jeronta Brown were kidnapped and killed in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The 21-year-old woman and her fiancé enjoyed a late-night dinner with their first born child, who was 8-months-old, and Brown's teen sister. When they returned home, they were reportedly attacked by masked intruders. The men kidnapped the couple while Brown's sister was able to escape with the victims' firstborn baby. Unfortunately, the parents suffered a more tragic fate... 

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Couple caught sneaking into maternity ward with fake babies

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A California woman was busted for allegedly trying to enter a maternity ward while carrying a lifelike baby doll. Talk about creepy.

Tanya Whiteny was arrested and booked on suspicion of trespassing after trying to enter the newborn baby unit of Mercy Medical Center Merced--twice! Hospital employees first spotted Whitney and her unidentified partner in crime on August 16, when the duo entered the maternity ward with a swaddled baby doll in tow. According to hospital staffers, Whiteny and her partner, who is presumed to be her husband, were cooing over the fake baby, and they even changed its diapers. However, despite their little show, hospital staffers were able to see through the couple's rouse. They asked Whitney to leave the hospital immediately.

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Xavier Rivas of Los Amos de la Sierra kidnapped & tortured in Denver

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This is getting out of hand. Another act of violence within the world of grupero music, but this time it took place in this side of the border. Xavier Rivas, drummer of the group Los Amos de la Sierra, was hit in the head, covered with a hood and kidnapped by a group of strangers. It happened in broad daylight and Rivas was so scared that he refuses to file a formal police report. What they did to him is outrageous!

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Abigail Hernandez: Horrific details emerge about teen's kidnapping

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The case of Abigail Hernandez goes on and it gets crazier by the day as more details are revealed about what happened to the Latina teen after she vanished last October 9 on her way home from school in Conway, New Hampshire. Very little is known about what went on during the nine months the teen was gone, but 34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby was arrested as the prime suspect in Abigail's disappearance. Now the prosecutors have released photos of an above ground bunker which they believe Kibby used to hold Hernandez against her will.

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Dad who accidentally left toddler in hot car may have done it on purpose

After Georgia dad Justin Ross Harris reportedly accidently left his son in a hot car for hours last week and was subsequently charged with murder, the public rushed to his defense, calling the incident a terrible accident and even starting petitions to demand that the charges be dropped. But now, thanks to new details emerging in the case, police are calling Harris' entire story into question and suggesting the unthinkable: that he may have left the baby in the hot car on purpose.

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