Ohio mom finds female intruder giving 2-year-old son bath in middle of the night, holds her down till cops arrive
Elizabeth Hixon, 22, has been charged with burglary but the family hopes more charges will be brought against her.
COLUMBUS, OHIO: An Ohio woman has been arrested and charged after she was caught breaking into a home and giving the resident's toddler son a bath.
Areica Hill woke up in the early hours of Wednesday, October 16, to the sound of her dog barking inside her home in Columbus, Ohio, and walked in on a surreal scene, according to WCMH-TV.
She walked to her bedroom door and peered down the hallway, briefly questioning what she was seeing before raising an alarm. Inside her bathroom, there was a white female, later identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Hixon, bent over her bathtub, bathing Hill's two-year-old son.
She said she managed to fight off Hixon and called for her boyfriend's help, with the latter holding the 22-year-old down until the authorities arrived at the scene and took her into custody on charges of burglary.
An affidavit filed in the Franklin County Municipal Court reads, "Ms. Hixon stated that she entered the residence, to provide care to a juvenile, which was outside the residence."
Hill said she was not happy with the burglary charge alone and that she was hoping that further charges would be brought against Hixon, something that could very well happen depending on Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien's take on the case.
O'Brien's office is yet to receive the police investigation report and is expected to take a decision on pressing further charges based on that.
Hixon's mother, however, is insisting that her daughter does not deserve to be punished too harshly. She said the 22-year-old's intentions were good and that her heart was in the right place.
"I’ve never heard of anything like this", Hill said, adding that she had never met Hixon and was planning to follow up the case as it moved forward.
Hixon has been released from custody after posting a bond.