Man arrested after foiled attempt to abduct child at Florida pizza shop

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A 24-year-old caught trying to kidnap a four-year girl at a pizzeria in Florida, Johannesburg has been arrested.He was captured by a security camera.

In a video that went viral on social media on Friday showed the 24-year-old man jumping into the restaurant’s balcony and quickly heading towards a lass who was sitting with two women.

He immediately proceeds to grab the kid but the lady was ready to block him from taking the kid .

Within seconds, a watchman stepped into the scene and rescues the victim.

Lt Kay Makhubela, Gauteng police spokesperson, confirmed the incident.

“It is alleged that on Thursday about 5pm the complainant was at the pizzeria in Florida together with her four-year-old child when an unknown male came and grabbed the kid by her neck as if he wanted to require her.

“The mother and therefore the child screamed and, with the assistance of the shop owner and therefore the community, the suspect was apprehended,” Makhubela said.

The suspect appeared within the Roodepoort magistrate’s court on Friday.

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