Rebecca Silva, 24, of Brookings, South Dakota has been accused of breaking into another woman’s home and attempting to breast feed her 2-month old baby.
According to Brookings, S.D. police, the mother of the baby said she was woken up around 5 a.m. on Sunday by her dogs barking and found Silva sleeping in her bed. It was then that, the mother told police, Silva picked up the baby and attempted to nurse her.
The mother, although frightened, was able to get Silva to give the baby to her before she hurried to call the police.
“After (the mother) called police, she found the suspect lying in her bed,” said police according to a report by the NY Daily News, who also said that Silva appeared to have been drinking.
According to the NY Daily News, Silva insists she never tried to feed the other woman’s baby, and she claims she met the mother the night before and was “invited” into the home.
“I did not break into her house,” Silva told the Associated Press. “She gave me her pajamas. She lied to the cops that I broke into her house. I did not try to feed her baby. That didn’t happen.”
Silva says that she and the mother had been drinking and that she and the mother had been arguing before she was arrested, reports the NY Daily News.
Silva was charged with unlawful occupancy and released on her own recognizance, reports the NY Daily News.