A mother’s desperation caught on camera was shown in court at the trial of a man accused with assault, theft, and kidnapping in what prosecutors call ‘a night of terror.’
The disturbing footage shows the mum fleeing the car with her toddler while a man inside reaches for her. A scuffle at the drive-thru window sees the staff member nearly grab the two-year-old.
The man eventually takes the child and gets back in the car before driving away, leaving the woman following after.
Charges against the man include felonious assault, theft, abduction and kidnapping.
The man’s attorney has attempted to dismiss the event as a domestic incident between the couple, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Meanwhile the prosecutor argues the defendant broke into the mother-of-four’s house and assaulted her repeatedly.