- A video showing a man sneaking behind a mother and allegedly tried to snatch her four-year-old child emerged online
- The incident which was captured on video happened last Friday on Victorville, a peaceful town northwest of Los Angeles
- Terry Ransom, 24, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and child cruelty
LOS ANGELES, California – A video showing a man sneaking behind a mom when her back was turned and trying to snatch her four-year-old child emerged online and caught the attention of the online community.
Stephen Jones mentioned in his article for Mirror Co UK that the incident which was captured on video happened last Friday on Victorville; a peaceful town northwest of Los Angeles.
The clip shows a mother holding a baby while a little girl stood by her side as they entered an unnamed store. While the mother was waiting in line, out of nowhere appears a man’s arm which quickly reaches through the door of the store and grabs the girl; pulling her out swiftly.
The mother, who was still holding her baby, chases after the culprit and manages to wrestle her daughter back from the man’s grip just outside the store. Another customer also hurried to help the mother out.
The clip culminates with the mother successfully taking her distressed daughter back inside the store and closely hugging and consoling her.
An article by ABC 10News identified the man who tried snatching the daughter as 24-year-old Terry Ransom.
Ransom immediately began to run away when the mother and another customer chased after him and the girl. Fortunately, the girl didn’t suffer any injuries, as per reports. Ransom was arrested and charged with kidnapping and child cruelty.
Victorville is a small and quiet town which became famous after it was used as the backdrop to a number of film blockbusters including Lethal Weapon, From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill and The Fast and the Furious.
Meanwhile, let this be another reminder to parents to always be on the lookout as prowlers are everywhere.