The man followed the nanny home and stole the baby s stroller after following the nanny home

By Harriet Sokmensuer
Updated January 13, 2016 04:35 PM
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Credit: Nassau County Police Department

A New York man has been arrested after allegedly trying to steal a baby from a nanny and repeatedly haranguing her that the living baby was dead, PEOPLE confirms.

On Monday, the nanny was pushing a 20-month old baby’s stroller in Woodmere, New York, when Craig Myczkowski allegedly approached her and said that she was “pushing a dead baby,” according to a Nassau County police.

The sitter walked quickly back to the child s home while Myczkowski allegedly followed her. As he was behind her, he allegedly told her that he needed to take the baby.

When she got to the home, she took the baby out of the stroller, entered the house and locked the doors, according to a press release.

Myczkowski then allegedly broke into the home s “mud room” and tried to open the kitchen door, which the nanny had locked upon entering. He then allegedly began yelling, “give me the dead baby,” before taking the stroller and leaving the residence.

The nanny called police and described the suspect. The stroller was later located at a pizza place nearby, which had a closed circuit camera that captured Myczkowski pushing the stroller.

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The next morning, police arrested Myczkowski after he was found sleeping on a couch in a doctor s office, according to CBS News.

Myczkowski is currently hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police tell PEOPLE.