Either this guy REALLY likes babies or we just witnessed a sick kidnapping attempt. Surveillance footage out of Philadelphia captured the odd moment when a man appeared to wait until the mother’s attention was elsewhere before creeping up and putting his hands on her infant.
According to police, the incident took place on Sunday morning at a Center City Dunkin’ Donuts, where a woman can be seen waiting in line with her stroller next to her.
When she’s not looking, the suspect stealthily approaches the stroller, places his hands on the baby’s head and torso and leans in close. The mother notices after a few moments and springs into action, pulling the stroller out of his grasp before another man aggressively pushes the man away.
Although the man did not actually lift the baby out of the stroller, police are investigating the situation as an attempted kidnapping.
“It’s not uncommon that people approach people with children and say, ‘oh, what a cute kid.’ We don’t believe at all this is what happened here. The video certainly supports something completely different,” said Captain Sekou Kinebrew.
Authorities took the man into custody and are consulting the district attorney’s office to determine whether charges should be filed – even if the parents do not end up cooperating.