Stranger Grabs, Tries to Carry away 3-Year-old Boy in Bay Ho Neighborhood

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego police warned the public today about a possible kidnap attempt in the Bay Ho neighborhood.

The incident was reported at 10:36 a.m. in the 3100 block of Mandan Way, according to San Diego police Lt. Jason Scott.

Officers talked to the 3-year-old and 9-year-old brothers who were playing at the time, Scott said.

“The 9-year-old was riding his bicycle with his 3-year-old brother. The unknown man knocked the 3-year-old off of the bicycle and proceeded to carry him approximately 50 feet,” Scott said. “The man then put the 3-year-old down and walked away west bound on Mandan Way. Both children ran to their home and told their mother what occurred.”

The man was described as in his 30s with caramel-colored skin, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with long straight black hair, blue T-shirt, black sweat pants and dark flip flops.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Julie Adams at 858- 552-1732 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-TIPS (8477).

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