Thursday, December 23, 2010
NY: Bronx man arrested for threatening girlfriend on Facebook, then tries to follow through with it
A Bronx man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he sent a message to his ex girlfriend's Facebook page to tell her that he planned to kill her and her one-year old daughter, sources told The Post.
Raheem Harris, 20, of the Bronx, is accused of sending the threatening message and of sneaking up behind her at about 5 p.m. Wednesday as she walked along Morris Avenue at East 171 Street.
Sources said Harris punched her in the back of the head and grabbed the child.
Morris then ran with child in his arms into Claremont Park, where he abandoned the baby in a remote area of the park in the freezing cold, sources said.
A passerby heard the child crying, followed the sound, and discovered the little girl in the woods, sources said.
Meanwhile, the baby's mother called police and identified her ex-boyfriend -- who is not the father of the child -- as the kidnapper.
She was reunited with the child immediately after the girl was found.
Harris was arrested soon thereafter in front of his home on Clay Avenue.