Terrifying Moment A Man Grabs A Baby From A Shopping Cart When Mom Looks Away For A Second

Houston, Texas. An H-Mart grocery store. Florence Monauer and her fourteen month-old daughter are out food shopping. As she turns away for a split second to pick up something from a shelf, she hears a rustling sound and looks back to the seat in the cart where her daughter is sat. Or was sat. You see, she’s no longer there. She’s in the arms of a huge creepy guy…

Monauer kept calm and retrieved her child and the man eventually walked off. “She was attached to the shopping cart cover and I think if it weren’t for that cover he probably would have taken off with her all together.” Monauer told a local TV news network.

During the scary event, Monauer says that the man never spoke directly to her, only her baby. “If your mommy wasn’t here, I would take you,” he said at one point. Houston Police are now working to identify the man.


Monauer wrote the following in a Facebook post afterwards:

‘I thought he was just an over-friendly guy and maybe he didn’t understand what was appropriate and what wasn’t. I didn’t want to make a big scene out of it and I generally don’t want to assume that people are up to no good. I’m so angry with myself for letting him hold her. Please be on the lookout for this guy!’

Here is the disturbing clip, see what you make of it…