CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield Police said a woman has abducted a baby, and made multiple pledges to return the little boy -- but each time failed to show up.
Now, communication has been cut off for the past couple of days.
"I mean, c'mon now, you're not going to communicate with the mother? You're not even blood and the blood relation is telling you that you're going to jail if you don't bring my baby back,” said Brandi Taliaferro, the mother of the baby.
"You're not my blood,” said Taliaferro, addressing her child’s abductor. “You know what I mean, and I’m pissed because he's a preemie and I don't know what's going on."
Police said her four-month-old baby boy was taken to New York City and the babysitter, 53-year-old Danielle Hicklin is now wanted for abduction.
"There are similar dynamics to a custody dispute between parents, however, the other party in this case does not have rights to that child, and the child needs to be returned home," said Chesterfield Police Sgt. Windfrek Lewis.
Marcello Husband was born premature, and Taliaferro said she’s doubly concerned that her son was taken to New York during the COVID crisis without her permission.
"I’m mad he was taken to New York City, period,” said Taliaferro. “It's a big city. He's a premature baby and he just got his shots. He's missed two appointments since he's been gone. I already had a special doctor because we just switched his milk. I knew what was going on with my child."
Taliaferro said her little one has been gone for several weeks, but she finally reported the incident to police after promises of a return were broken.
Police urged Hicklin to do the right thing.
"I understand you guys have a relationship, and have a relationship with the child and you think you're doing this in the best interest of that child, but it belongs with the mother," said Lewis.
Police said they don't believe the child is in danger.
At last communication, they believed Hicklin had Marcello in the Bronx.
They are partnering with federal agents to locate the child.