A witness who called 911 stopped an attempted kidnapping of a toddler in Arden Arcade by standing between the child in a stroller and the woman who was later arrested, Sacramento County sheriff’s officials said.
The witness called 911 about 1:10 p.m. Monday from the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue, just north of the Alta Arden Expressway. The 911 caller told dispatchers they were witnessing an attempted kidnapping in progress, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday in a news release.
The caller said the woman walked toward two other women pushing a stroller with a toddler inside, before the suspect told the other women multiple times the child was hers and then tried to grab the child, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The two women fled from the stroller and the immediate scene, authorities said. It was unclear whether the suspect was armed with a weapon.
The 911 caller got between the child and the suspect, preventing the abduction, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived at the scene and found the 35-year-old woman identified as the suspect, who was taken into custody and arrested.
Sheriff’s officials said the woman was booked at the Sacramento County Jail on a felony charge, her bail amount was set at $100,000 and she was scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday.
The Sheriff’s Office said there was no further information about the suspect, including her name, or the incident available for release.