The NY Post reports:
A deranged housekeeper kidnapped a five-month-old girl from the Great Neck rabbi who recently fired her – and planned to take the baby with her to Uruguay, Long Island authorities said today.
Silver-haired Gloria Suarez, angry over losing her summer job Monday as a maid for Rabbi Yitzchok Hayempour and his eleven children, told cops she took baby Esther because “the baby would get more love and attention from me than she would ever get from (the Hayempours).”
“I know that they say the baby is theirs, but I know that the baby should belong to me,” Suarez told cops.
Hayempour allowed Suarez, 55, to stay in their home until Wednesday, which is the only time the maid said she could get back into her Manhattan apartment, said Tammy Hayempour, 42, Esther’s mother.
Instead, cops said the baby-crazed maid spent two days honing her plans to abduct Esther by buying baby supplies, clothes and apple juice.
On Wednesday morning, Suarez asked if she could spend time with the baby before she left, Tammy said.
Unbeknownst to Tammy, Suarez used her goodbye time to change Esther out of her pink clothes and into a blue boy’s outfit – with sleeves long enough to cover a distinct birthmark on the baby’s forearm, the mom said.
Suarez then took the baby in her arms and fled the house on foot without the baby’s stroller, cops said.
Rabbi Hayempour was driving back from a bris he was attending when he saw Suarez walking with his baby, and he stopped his car to ask the woman where she was going.
“I said ‘we’re going to CVS,’” Suarez told cops.
Suarez eventually hopped a cab to the Roslyn Railroad Station in Roslyn Heights, where as she waited for a NYC-bound LIRR train. Meanwhile, Esther’s frantic family contacted cops, stopped buses, and reached out to every local cab company – and located the company that took Suarez to the train station.
Suarez was arrested at the station, but not without a fight.
“I fought them off and would not give her to them, but they were eventually able to get her,” Suarez told cops.
Esther’s relieved mom said she never thought Suarez would be the kidnapping type.
“She wanted a child and she told me many times. I should have been suspicious,” said Tammy.
At her arraignment at Nassau County First District Court this morning, Nassau prosecutor Melissa Lewis said Suarez intended to “take the child out of the county. . . and out of the country to Uruguay.”
Suarez was arraigned on charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest. She is being held without bail.
(Source: NY Post)