by Greg Campbell | April 8, 2015 9:39 pm
After a mother of four escaped a polygamous cult in Utah, she sought the legal remedy to retrieve her children. As the Daily Mail reports, the mother soon faced hundreds of cult members who physically confronted her when she went to retrieve her children.
A 32-year-old woman was harassed and intimidated last week when she tried to pick up her four children from the fundamentalist Mormon sect she bravely left to escape an abusive husband.
Sabrina Broadbent Tetzner, 32, fled the sect headed by convicted rapist Warren Jeffs eight years ago and finally gained full custody of her children (ages 8 to 13) last week.
But when she tried to pick up her children from the Colorado City, Utah community where they have been living, she was physically stopped by hundreds of cult members hell bent on keeping the kids.
‘Lots of members from the community started showing up. They surrounded her vehicle, the home, fences and the yard. They were kicking the van. They even tried to put a cow and chickens into her vehicle,’ ex-cult member Flora Jessop, who helped Tetzner through her legal battle, told KSL.
Cell phone footage shows swarms of polygamists surrounding Tetzner’s van, the women dressed in conservative floor-length dresses in varying pastel colors.
A Mohave County judge ordered the sect to turn over the children at 5pm Thursday, but Tetzner says that when she got to the compound at the arranged time her kids were nowhere to be seen.
It was only at midnight that they returned, and were quickly shepherded into their aunt Samantha Holm’s house where several dozen fundamentalists kept them from seeing her mother.
Tetzner spent the night in her van, fearing the vehicle would be torn apart if she left it unattended.
When even about 600 cult members surrounded her vehicle in the morning, and kept her from reaching the home where her children were staying, Tetzner called police to intervene on her children’s behalf.
Sheriff’s deputies had to take out a search warrant to pry the children from the house and into their mother’s waiting arms.
This certainly sounds like a tense situation. Thankfully, the law was on her side and she was reunited with her kids without anyone getting hurt.
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