Things got a little out of hand in Everett, Washington, as reports of a theft-gone-wrong emerged.
On Tuesday, nanny Kate Anderson was keeping an eye on 1-year-old Desmond, in his parents’ Smiths’ Snohomish County home.
According to video footage, there was an Amazon package delivered to the house at about 10:45 a.m.
As per Anderson, this is the first encounter she had with the woman, who came to the front porch wearing stilettos.
The nanny felt something was ‘off’ and decided to do act upon it. She even spotted the woman trying to steal a package from the house’s front yard.
“I saw her bending and picking it up, and they get a lot of packages,” Anderson said. “And I knew. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s taking that,’ so I just took off after her, to be honest.”
In the video, we can see Anderson going after the woman, who noticed she was spotted and retrieved to her car.
As she was making a run for it, the thief tripped and fell on the sidewalk close to her car.
Anderson had the perfect opportunity to confront the woman, which she did without any hesitation.
“Kate eventually half-tackles, half pulls the woman to the ground,” KIRO reported.
“Call the police,” Anderson shouted to a bystander. “She just stole something from my house!”
The woman struggled to get away but to no avail.
“I didn’t do anything!” the suspect told the nanny, who still had a hold of her.
The accused, Schindler, was known to the police for already having warrants for drug possession and theft. Moreover, she had been arrested over 20 times since 2010.
Even though no one was hurt in the drama, Anderson later explained the whole occurrence “was intense.”
Anderson responded to the question if she’d be willing to do this all over again, replying, “I think I would.”
“I didn’t ever feel like she was a threat to me,” Anderson said. “So I think I would’ve handled it the same way, yes, because it’s just not OK to go around doing that. It’s so not OK with me.”
The Smith family was beyond grateful to the nanny for taking such good care of not only their son but their property as well.
“She’s just like a straight baller. She’s amazing and doesn’t take any crap from anybody,” the mother, Tanya Smith, said. “It’s pretty amazing what she did, I’m very proud of her, and I’m not surprised.”
The package the theft tried stealing had items for the baby.
“The sheriff’s office says though it doesn’t condone what Kate did,” KIRO reported, “it wants her to know — they are hiring.”
Take a look at the video below:
CITIZEN'S ARREST: Watch as this nanny stops a package thief from escaping and holds her until police arrive. http://via.wreg.com/ngSOk
Posted by WREG News Channel 3 on Friday, December 1, 2017
It is in moments like these that we realize where out priorities stand. Not that is too smart to respond to a situation on your own, but this woman seemed to know exactly what she was doing.