A woman was caught on camera while attempting to kidnap a 4-year-old child at a McDonald. She is now in Police custody.
Maralyn Ramos, 33, was arrested Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles and booked on suspicion of attempted kidnapping, police said. Bail was set at $100,000. Police said, she was arrested after investigators received a tip.
The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon and the security camera shows a woman carrying a 4-year-old out of a McDonald’s restaurant located in the 1300 block of East Olympic Boulevard. As the woman attempted to enter a parked vehicle, a witness stopped her and she fled on foot from the area, the LAPD said.
The owner-operator of the restaurant issued a statement early Thursday.
“Our biggest priority is always the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. We are fully cooperating with local law enforcement during this investigation,” said owner-operator Veronica Sanchez.
Surveillance footage has captured a woman attempting to kidnap a 4-year-old out of a McDonald’s restaurant in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/6OUIVBRGqw
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According to the Police in Los Angeles, there is another woman still at large who was also attempting to kidnap 4-year-old that was reported Wednesday on Martin Luther King Boulevard and San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, police said. The Police went on to say that in that case, the kidnapper pulled a 4-year-old child’s hand and attempted to walk away with the victim while the boy was walking with a family member. She too was stopped by a witness in the area and again fled, the LAPD said.