Woman, 33, who was filmed trying to kidnap boy, four, from McDonald's is arrested
Los Angeles Police have arrested a woman suspected of trying to kidnap a four-year-old boy at a local McDonald's.
Maralyn Ramos, 33, was taken into custody at 10.45pm Wednesday near the intersection of San Pedro and Agatha streets in downtown Los Angeles, according to an LAPD spokesperson.
She was charged with kidnapping and remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.
Authorities said Ramos was caught on surveillance video around 3.15pm Tuesday trying to snatch the small child inside a McDonald's restaurant located at 1310 East Olympic Blvd in downtown L.A.'s fashion district.
Surveillance video showed the four-year-old boy standing near a window as his family ordered food. The suspected female kidnapper approached the boy from the right before quickly and calmly picking him up and walking out of the restaurant.
Surveillance video shows the woman trying to kidnap a four-year-old boy inside a McDonald's restaurant.
The video shows a 4-year-old boy standing near a window as his family orders food. The suspected female kidnapper, described as a 5 foot 4 inch, 115 pound, 25 to 30-year old with black hair and unknown eye color, approaches from the right
She quickly and calmly picked up the unidentified child before walking out of the camera's view while taking him out of the restaurant
A little girl who was sitting in the restaurant saw what happened and alerted adults who stopped the would-be child snatcher in the parking lot, according to KABC-TV.
'The suspect attempted to enter a parked vehicle with the victim, but was stopped by a witness. The suspect fled on foot from the area,' LAPD said in an emailed statement.
At 11.15am on Wednesday, another child abduction attempt took place less than three miles away near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and San Pedro St.
The four-year-old boy in that incident was walking next to a family member when the suspect walked up, grabbed the child's hand and attempted to walk off with the child, according to police.
Police said the first alleged kidnapping attempt took place around 3.15pm at this McDonald's restaurant located at 1310 East Olympic Blvd in downtown Los Angeles' fashion district on May 14. The second alleged incident happened less than 24 hours later at an intersection less than three miles away
'The suspect was stopped by a witness in the area and fled from the scene on foot,' police said.
Authorities said they do not think Ramos is the woman involved in the Wednesday abduction attempt.
Via Daily Mail
My view: Don't ever leave your kids unattended in public places, it's not safe. Thank goodness the evil woman has been arrested.