- Flight attendant Michelle Collamar, who was frustrated with her miscarriages, kidnapped a baby
- Collamar posed with a different name and gave enticing offers to the baby's mother in exchange for attending a mall event
- Authorities have been able to track down Collamar and her accomplice husband, and she is now in the custody of Cebu City Police
A flight attendant is currently under the custody of Cebu City Police for kidnapping a baby after she lured the mother to ride in her car and attend an event at a nearby mall in exchange for a thousand pesos and grocery items.
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Michelle Collamar, who introduced herself as Irene Flores, stopped in front of Gelyn Salimbaga and her one-month-old baby boy and offered them a ride in her car, a cash worth one thousand pesos, and some grocery items if she would agree to attend an event in a nearby hall. Thinking that she only had good intentions, Salimbaga gave in.
However, Collamar did not go directly to the mall. She drove the mother and the baby around Colon area, passing by the 'nearest' mall where the event was supposedly held.
It was only after then that Collamar told the mother that her baby’s birth card is needed for the event they were attending. Salimbaga followed her instructions and went to her house to retrieve the card, leaving the infant with Collamar. However, when she returned to where the car was, Collamar and her baby were already gone.
When asked why she drove away with the child, Collamar said that she only did it out of desperation. She badly wants a child of her own after going through two miscarriages already – one last year and another just this July.
The kidnapping took place last Saturday, July 30, at V. Rama Street, Barangay Sambag Uno, Cebu City, at around 11 in the morning.
The flight attendant used her husband’s red Hyundai EON in the kidnapping incident. The authorities were able to trace the vehicle and its 7145 conductive stickers via recorded CCTV footage in the area.
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The authorities then called the car maker and asked for the address of the owner. The car was soon retrieved in Oprra Village, Barangay Kalunasan. The search operations took a total of three hours.
The baby was reunited with the mother at around 6 p.m. Collamar, on the other hand, was brought to St. Vincent Hospital after she allegedly experienced bleeding. A policeman in civilian clothes was assigned to watch over her while she was in the hospital.
Salimbaga decided not to file charges against Collamar upon learning what the flight attendant went through.-Kami Media