An Ohio mother woke up to find a shocking sight in her home: an intruder had allegedly broken in and was attempting to give her 2-year-old son a bath.
“I get up and I walk to my door and the way my house is set up, I can look down the hall,” Areica Hill told WCMH of the disturbing break-in at her Columbus home. “I see a white female lady, bent over the tub, with my 2-year-old in the tub.”
Hill said she woke up after hearing her dog bark and went to investigate before stumbling upon the strange scene.
After spotting the woman—who was identified by police as 22-year-old Elizabeth Hixon—Hill said she was able to fight her off and remove her son to safety. Her boyfriend held the woman until the police arrived at the home and arrested Hixon, who was a stranger to the family.
The child was not hurt during the incident, Cleveland.com reports.
Hixon was charged with burglary and taken to the Franklin County jail.
She reportedly told authorities she had gone into the home “to provide care to a juvenile, which was outside the residence,” according to an affidavit in the case.
Hixon’s mother told the station after the arrest that Hixon had good intentions and that her heart was in the right place during the incident.
However, Hill remained unsettled by the alleged break-in.
“I would like to see other charges filed against her,” she told WCMH.
Franklin County prosecutors said other charges could be possible after the investigation is completed.
Hixon has been released from jail after posting an unspecified bond.
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