VICTORVILLE, CA (WCMH) — A man in California is facing kidnapping charges after being caught on video attempting to take a 6-year-old girl.
Surveillance video capture the moment as a woman walks into a cell phone store with her young daughter just steps away.
Suddenly, the man reaches into the store and snatches the little girl.
The mother, who is holding another child, chases the man, so does another customer and the store’s owner’s husband.
The man didn’t make it far because the little girl fell, causing the would-be kidnapper to lose his grip.
The two men chasing him quickly caught up to him, and police arrived shortly later and arrested the suspect.
The store owner’s husband said the suspect had a strange reaction to being caught.
“He was smiling like it was some kind of joke or something,” Miguel Macias told KNBC.
Investigators said the suspect may have been under the influence of drugs at the time.
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