Brooklyn Center Grandma, Birdwatcher Spots Kidnapped Child
A Brooklyn Center woman is rejoicing after learning the 1-year-old she helped rescue this weekend is doing okay
Barbara Gusse was out filling her bird feeders Saturday when she saw a white Jeep Grand Cherokee parked across her street. The vehicle was near Cross of Glory Lutheran Church.
About 20 minutes after she spotted the car, an Amber Alert went off describing that a jeep was stolen in north Minneapolis and a 1-year-old was in the back seat. Gusse took out her bird watching binoculars and matched the license plate to the Amber Alert information. That’s when she called the Brooklyn Center police.
“When the one officer went and took the car seat and took the baby, I could see a glimpse of that little face and I lost it. I was shaking and crying,” said Gusse.
Gusse said she spoke to the toddler’s grandmother Monday morning. The grandmother told Gusse the 1-year-old is doing wonderful. Gusse said she is a grandma herself, so the situation hit home for her.
Some are calling Gusse a hero, but she says anybody would do what she did.