December 11, 2023

OAKLAND — A lady who allegedly brandished a knife at a mom and yelled “give me your child” has been sentenced to probation and obligatory psychological well being care as a part of a plea cope with Alameda County prosecutors, court docket data present.

Barbara Lopez, 35, pleaded no contest to assault with a lethal weapon — a cost that may apply to individuals who brandish weapons at others — in alternate for prosecutors dropping an tried kidnapping cost towards her. On Sept. 19, she was formally sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to proceed together with her psychological well being care program, court docket data present.

Lopez was charged final March after she allegedly accosted a Hayward resident who was strolling together with her 4-year-old son and brandished a pocketknife on the lady. The sufferer was capable of flag down a passing motorist, who stopped and gave the girl a experience out of there. Lopez was arrested after police recognized her because the suspect and searched the realm for her.