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More parents come forward accusing woman of attempting to abduct small children

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32-year-old Rachel Psinas is at the hospital for a mental evaluation, after police say she approached at least three different sets of parents with small children. Credit: stlmugshots.com 32-year-old Rachel Psinas is at the hospital for a mental evaluation, after police say she approached at least three different sets of parents with small children. Credit: stlmugshots.com
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Strong words came from a scared mother, claiming 32-year-old Rachel Psinas tried to snatch her child.

"I pray to God everyday that something happens to her and she's put away," said Terran Smith.

South City residents say she's been trolling their streets for weeks, and now, even more are coming forward.

"She just did not care at all," said Smith. "She was going to do whatever she had to do."

Smith told News 4 her son, Josh, and his cousin were almost kidnapped by Psinas.

"She grabbed my niece in her arms and said, 'give me my kid,' and there are people around," said Smith.

Smith said that's when her niece's father grabbed both children and sprinted all the way home from this Circle K on South Broadway.

"It makes you cringe at the fact that it even happened, that your children had to go through something like this," said Smith.

Police say Psinas suffers from mental illness and was taken to the hospital to get checked.

"She was released from the hospital, she wasn't even held 24 hours," said Smith

"The police aren't doing enough," said Anaya Bluiett.

Bluiett claims her kids were also targeted by Psinas, a traumatizing experience.

"My kids didn't go to sleep for almost 2 weeks," said Bluiett.

Psinas was cited with disturbing the peace and trespassing, but officers claim they couldn't arrest her without proof of an attempted kidnapping.

A Facebook post from Monday is circulating online, detailing a Florissant mother's experience with Psinas trying to abduct her 2-year-old daughter.

"She knows what she's doing," said Smith. "She is still trying to get people's kids."

"To think it through and move around St. Louis, she's not crazy," said Bluiett.

Bluiett believes action must be taken before Psinas strikes again.

"If we don't stop her as a community, she's not going to be stopped," said Bluiett.

Bluiett's planning a community action event for Saturday afternoon at 1. 

The mother of five told News 4 she and attendees will be meeting at the White Castle on Broadway in downtown St. Louis to hand out flyers, in hopes of warning others about Psinas.

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