CLINTON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – A 29-year-old Macomb County woman faces up to life in prison after she allegedly grabbed an infant from a Clinton Township home and ran.
Parisienne Racine-Clark of Clinton Township was charged Monday with kidnapping, child abuse, and attempted murder charges in connection with the incident that took place last week.READ MORE: Police Seek Tips After Man, 22, Fatally Shot On Detroit's West Side
According to Clinton Township police, when an 18-year-old babysitter realized the child — a relative’s baby — was missing, last Friday morning, she and her boyfriend chased down the alleged kidnapper.
The pair heard the baby crying at a nearby home and burst inside. That’s when Clark, who police say is the babysitter’s cousin, allegedly held the baby out a second story window.
The boyfriend was able to rescue the child before Clark jumped out the window.READ MORE: Crime Stoppers Offering $2,500 Reward For Information On Murder Of 21-Year-Old
Clark was taken to the hospital for treatment and then transported to the Macomb County Jail. Police said the baby, who is less than a year old, was being checked out by a doctor.
A possible motive for the kidnapping has not been disclosed, but a family member told reporters Clark is bipolar and has been off her medications.
Magistrate Kim Silvestro set bond at $750,000 cash/surety at an arraignment Monday afternoon in 41 B District Court, and ordered Clark undergo a mental evaluation.MORE NEWS: Jury Hears From Key Informant In Gov. Whitmer Kidnap Plot
Clark will be back in court for a probable-cause hearing on March 26.