Every parent’s scariest nightmare came true at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park in Lake Elsinore, California, about 11:30 a.m.
A 29-year-old male reportedly tried to grab a 3-year-old boy by the arm as other kids were on the playground.
Even though the guy was unable to hold the child, he continued. Rather, he focused on a young child who was just 4 years old. When the boy’s parents arrived, he was in the middle of trying to take the baby away from the playground.
The boy’s parents ran after the man and wrestled the boy away from him as soon as they saw what was happening.
The suspect attempted to flee, but a family member was able to get him to the ground and take control of him. The alleged kidnapper was quickly surrounded by parents and onlookers, who held him there until law enforcement came to take him into jail.
Fortunately, no kids were hurt. The accused is a recognized sex offender, which makes the situation much more horrifying.