Natasha Hubbard, 36, was arrested July 21 after attacking the infant in the Toy District, near Skid Row. Police say Adriana Miranda was pushing her infant son, Alexander, who was belted into a stroller with her sister walking nearby.
Without warning, Hubbard unbelted the boy from the stroller and grabbed him by the leg. Witnesses told police she swung the child over her head and slammed him into a metal rail of a nearby truck.
“The mother and aunt fought off the woman and mom grabbed the baby,” Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said. “Hubbard attacked [Miranda], scratching and clawing her as she clutched Alexander in her arms.”
Hubbard told detectives at the police station that she tried to break off the baby’s arm so she could eat it.
“We’re so lucky Alexander was not more injured than the bruises and swelling he received,” Vernon said.
Police believe that Hubbard may have attacked others near Skid Row.