Chilling CCTV store footage of man 'attempting to kidnap 4-year-old girl'
Published 07/07/2016 | 08:47
A young man has been arrested following the alleged attempted kidnapping of a 4-year-old girl.
Newly released surveillance video appears to show a man grabbing the child from inside a store in Southern California.
The little girl's mother can be seen walking into the store only moments earlier carrying an infant child and the 4-year-old by her side.
According to ABC News, alleged kidnapper Terry Ransom then entered the store and grabbed the young girl who was standing by the shop entrance.
It has been reported that the young girl tried to escape and Ransom (24) lost his grip on her just outside the store.
Witnesses told police they could hear the mother screaming and several reportedly followed Ransom as he ran away from the scene.
The 24-year-old suspect was found by officers near to the scebe and was detained and evaluated at a local hospital.
He was later booked at the High Desert Detention Center and charged with kidnapping and child cruelty.
It is understood that the child did not suffer any physical injuries.