Woman tries to snatch 4-year-old from McDonald’s

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LOS ANGELES (WKRN) —The watchful eye of a girl sitting nearby may have prevented a tragedy as a woman tried to snatch a child from a Los Angeles area McDonald’s. 

A 4-year-old boy was inside the fast food restaurant while his family was ordering when a woman picked him up and walked out.  

A young girl saw it happened and knew something wasn’t right so she alerted the adults.  

“You never know what her state of mind is or what the suspect’s actions would be after the crime was completed per say, so it is really important that we don’t want this to be repeated,” said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. 

The woman dropped the child and ran away.  

Los Angeles police are investigating a second attempted kidnapping to see if it might be connected.  

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