Video: Attempted kidnapping caught on camera

Video: Attempted kidnapping caught on camera

A man in California has been arrested after he attempted to kidnap a four-year-old girl standing beside her mother in a convenience store.

CCTV footage shows the woman carrying her other child, an infant, while she waits to be served, her four-year-old daughter by her side.

Suddenly, a man grabs her daughter and runs out of the store as her mother gives chase. The alleged would-be kidnapper, 24-year-old Terry Ransom, was tackled to the ground by concerned bystanders.

Police say Ransom tried to run away with the girl, but lost his grip on her as she fought back.

Ransom has been charged with attempted kidnapping and child cruelty.