An apparently intoxicated woman broke into a stranger’s home in eastern South Dakota and tried to breast feed a two-month-old child.
The baby’s shocked mother was awoken by dogs and called 911 at around 5am on Sunday.
She told officers that a woman she didn”t know had entered her Brookings home and attempted to feed her daughter.
Charged: Silva was arrested and taken to Brookings County Detention Centre, South Dakota
Rebecca Silva, the 24-year-old suspect, then crawled into bed and proceeded to treat the house as her own, police said.
Silva denied the allegations, claiming she never tried to feed the infant and that she had been invited into the home.
She said she had met the woman the night before.
‘I did not break into her house. She invited me in,’ Silva claimed.
‘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.’
She said she remembered having an argument with the mother, after having been drinking.
The child”s mother was able to safely take her daughter away from Silva until police arrived.
Silvawas arrested and charged with unlawful occupancy, which is a misdemeanor.
She was taken to the Brookings County Detention Centre.