CLIVE, Iowa (CNN/KCCI) - Police say an Iowa mother led police on a high-speed chase with two young kids in her car.
On Wednesday, according to police, Jessica Alberg showed up out of the blue at Clive Elementary School to take her 7-year-old daughter out of class.
"She went into the school and just grabbed her and walked out, and shortly after that is when everything took place," said Jessica's father, Don Aberg.
Everything began with Jessica's two hit-and-run crashes, followed by a high-speed police chase with her daughter and her 3-year-old son in the back seat.
"After I watched the video, I just couldn't fathom the fact that my daughter would do such a thing with the two kids, and she put a lot of people in harm's way," said Don. "It's not my daughter."
During a courtroom appearance Thursday, Aberg was so out of control that deputies and jail staff had to handcuff her to a wheelchair.
"No! I just want to go home," Jessica said the judge tried to read the charges. "I just want to go to a cell. No! No! Please just take me to a cell!"
"I mean you look in her eyes and she's blank. Something's causing this, she's, I mean you can just look in her eyes and it's not her. It's not her," said Don.
Now Jessica's father is trying to keep his grandchildren out of harm's way by taking them in while their mother is in jail. He says his grandson does not seem to understand what has happened, and his granddaughter is distraught about her mother.
"She's quite devastated, wondering when she can see her mother again. And we just hug her and tell her that hopefully soon, hopefully soon," said Don.
Don Aberg said his daughter recently had a change in a medication she's taking.[/b]