2005_09_babystab.jpgOkay, this is some crazy, upsetting stuff: A man stabbed a 10 month-old baby while she was being pushed in her stroller last night. Isabelle Avins was out and about with her nanny at West 171st Street and Fort Washington Avenue when Bernard Derr, described by police as "mentally disturbed," plunged a knife into her stomach and tried to take the gold chain from her neck. The police say Derr "nearly disemboweled" Avins and then fled the scene, with other passers-by trying to pursue him; he was arrested at his group home on Fort Washington Avenue and a knife was found in an alley nearby. Avins is in critical but stable condition at Columbia Presbyterian; her father is grateful to the nanny who hailed a livery cab and took the baby to the hospital as well as the police and neighbors.

Yikes. And a baby was held up (along with his mother) in Central Park earlier this year.

Photograph by NY Post