A man has been arrested after he attempted to kidnap a six-year-old boy outside a store in Placentia, California, on Monday, July 5, local police said.
Placentia Police Department said 41-year-old Michael Foley stopped his vehicle in the middle of the street, directly across from Peewee’s Market, exited his vehicle, and ran toward the child.
The boy’s mother was inside of the store at the time. The boy was waiting near the entrance with family friends, police said.
Police reported that Foley then picked up the boy and began carrying him back to his vehicle when witnesses began yelling at him. The 41-year-old is reported to have then kissed the child on the cheek and said, “I love you, baby,” before putting the boy down, returning to his vehicle and driving off. Credit: Placentia PD via Storyful