A woman is accused of assaulting a pregnant mother and attempting to take the pregnant woman's child Thursday at a bus stop near SW 25 Street and Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City.
Single mom Dawnella Ealom said she is still reeling from the scary confrontation.
She said 28-year-old Ashley Johnson tried to take her son from her, and that she had never seen Johnson before the incident.
Ealom first noticed Johnson following her in and out of a DHS office. Then, around the corner at city bus stop, Johnson sat next to them on the bench.
“She kind of pulls at his leg a little bit, trying to pull him close to her, so I said something. I told her, ‘let go of my son.’ She kept telling me it’s her son,” Ealom explained.
And then the bizarre became brutal.
Ealom is seven months pregnant and said Johnson grabbed her by the hair, pushed her to the ground and picked up little Leon.
“Momma mode kicked in fast,” Ealom said. “And I started pulling on his arm when I got up and that’s when she swung on me and knocked my glasses off my face.”
Then, a city bus pulled up and the driver honked the horn. Johnson ran, leaving the boy behind.
Police picked her up soon after. Ealom and Leon are safe at each other's sides again.
“I would have died to protect him if it came down to it,” she said.
This isn't the first time behind bars for Johnson.
Court records show she was arrested in 2012 and later convicted of carrying a firearm while under the influence.