When one receives an Amber Alert, they may try to keep their eyes peeled. But Barbara Gusse was vigilant when she realized a stolen car was taken near her home. This is the story of how the Minnesota grandma saved a baby.
How One Minnesota Grandma Saved a Baby
One-year-old Da’Merion Ni’mer White was strapped into his car seat when his mother realized she forgot something inside. With the car still running, the mother ran inside, and that’s when the worst happened.
A criminal witnessing this, hopped in the 2005 white Grand Cherokee Jeep and drove away with the baby inside it, essentially kidnapping the child.
As soon as the mother realized her vehicle was gone, she alerted authorities and an Amber Alert went out with a description of the vehicle and the baby inside it.
The Amber Alert said, “According to police, at 12:17 p.m., a vehicle was stolen from the 4200 block of Humboldt Avenue North with a 1-year-old boy in the back seat.”
Naturally, the mother was terrified for her baby inside the vehicle, as were local authorities who heard the news. Authorities recommended that people in the area “check their driveways and alleys for the vehicle” and “Call 911 if anyone spots the vehicle.”
According to the Amber Alert, “Before going into the residence, the mother described a Black male with black clothing walking down the road.”
John Elder from the Minneapolis, Minnesota police department said that in addition to the Amber Alert, “Every available officer from all five precincts were up in that area looking,” explaining the state troopers were looking, along with every force they had available.
Just three miles away was Barbara Gusse, who was birdwatching at her home when she saw the Amber Alert.
Gusse told reporters in a Fox 9 interview that when she saw the Amber Aler, “You can imagine…I was shaking really bad.”
According to Gusse, when she had been out birdwatching, something had caught her attention.
“I went out to feed my birds and I seen that white car sitting in the parking lot of the church right here,” Gusse said. “And I thought well…and it’s running, and I couldn’t see anybody in it.”
To Gusse, this was strange; so when the Amber Alert went off, she put the dots together, noticing the description of the vehicle.