Milwaukee mom charged with kidnapping own child

CREATED Mar 17, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee mother has been charged with kidnapping her own child.

Sharmika Hickles, 24, punched a social worker caring for her toddler during a supervised visit and took off last Wednesday, according to a new criminal complaint.

Officials said they were in the process of issuing an Amber Alert when the child and mother were located in Munster, Ind. the following Thursday morning.

Hickles has also been accused of stealing a car and leaving the state.

The toddler was not harmed.