A 28-year-old man picked up a 19-month-old girl and pulled her from her mother's arms on Sept. 22, according to an arrest affidavit. Jacob Ryan Lewis was charged with attempted second-degree …
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A 28-year-old man picked up a 19-month-old girl and pulled her from her mother's arms on Sept. 22, according to an arrest affidavit.
Jacob Ryan Lewis was charged with attempted second-degree kidnapping, the affidavit provided by the 18th Judicial District said. After the incident, Lewis appeared intoxicated and said he "drank too much," according to another Englewood police affidavit.
According to the documents:
Lewis ran toward Anna Berezowska's home at 3936 S. Huron St. about 11 a.m., she said. After taking her twin babies for a walk in a stroller in the neighborhood, Berezowska put one of them down — and then turned to see Lewis pick her up and kiss her face, saying, "I love your children," according to Berezowska in the affidavit.
Berezowska, 37, tried to take her child back from Lewis, but he pulled away. During a struggle between them, Lewis fell to the ground, and Berezowska took the child back and went to remove the other child from the stroller.
Lewis came back and took the first child from her arms, she said. Berezowska was able to take her back again and ran into her house. She called 911, and Lewis banged on the doors and the windows for her to "let me in,” she said.
Police showed up and knocked on the door nearby at 3900 S. Huron St., where Lewis appeared confused as to why police were at the door. He said he didn't know or could not remember where he was earlier.
During the incident, Berezowska thought the man was going to run off with the child, according to the affidavit.
Lewis was taken to the Englewood police station and then to the Arapahoe County jail and charged with an attempt of second-degree kidnapping. Lewis said in a police interview that he did not know why he was in custody and didn't know anything about what happened earlier in the day.
He was released from jail on a $7,500 bond on Sept. 24, according to Shaun Clark, administrator for the 18th Judicial District. A mandatory protection order bars Lewis from being near Berezowska's home and any other location the victims are likely to be found, Clark said.
Lewis' address on the bond is shown as being in Englewood, Clark said.
The Englewood Police Department could not release information about the case because it was transferred to the DA's office, said Investigator Scot Allen, spokesman for the police.
Berezowska said in the past, she's talked to Lewis from time to time in a cordial way outside, “just like any other neighbor,” she said in the call. Berezowska has never seen him cause trouble or intoxicated before in the three or four times she's seen him, she said.
Lewis has a court date set for Oct. 18, according to the online state court docket.
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