I’m not sure it gets crazier than this one.
There’s a 45-year-old woman named Kristine Barnett in Lafayette, Indiana. And back in May of 2010, she and her 43-year-old husband Michael Barnett agreed to an emergency adoption of a six-year-old girl from Ukraine named Natalia.
Well . . . in 2013, Kristine and Michael moved to Canada, and they left Natalia behind.
The authorities just tracked them down last week and arrested them for neglect of a dependent.
BUT they say this isn’t what it seems. They say they didn’t abandon their nine-year-old . . . they say they figured out their daughter was actually a 22-YEAR-OLD DWARF who was POSING as a child.
And they also say she was a sociopath who tried to poison Kristine and push her into an electric fence, and once attacked a baby.
The Barnetts say they’re not sure why they were arrested since they went to court to argue to legally change the girl’s age a few years ago . . . and witnesses testified that their daughter was really an adult.
Natalia was in a psychiatric treatment facility, but a few years back, she left . . . and now, no one knows where she is.
And by the way, if all of this sounds like a movie . . . the horror movie “Orphan” from 2009 featured this exact scenario.
(Daily Mail / Fox 59 – Indianapolis)
(Here’s are Kristine and Michael’s mugshots . . . and here are a few pictures of Natalia.)