A group of parents took the law into their own hands when they tackled a creep who tried to kidnap two toddlers from a California park on Monday, police said. The heroic ordeal unfolded after Marcus Dewitt, 29, allegedly tried to grab a 3-year-old’s arm at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park around 11:30 a.m., police said.
The suspect wasn’t able to snatch the boy, as he was partially inside a play structure – so the man turned and attempted to kidnap a nearby 4-year-old instead. “The victim’s parents and other family members saw the abduction, were able to catch DeWitt and wrestle the boy away from him,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
“DeWitt attempted to leave the area, but was subdued by a member of the boy’s family.” The boy’s family subdued the alleged kidnapper until the police arrived. Footage of the arrest shows Dewitt on the ground on his stomach as police surround him. Dewitt, a registered sex offender, was booked on kidnapping charges and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
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