A viral video has emerged online showing the awry moment a man tried to kidnap a girl while mom is distracted.
According to reports, the 44-year-old man whose identity was not disclosed tried to snatch a 2-year-old girl from a Berlin playground, but was thwarted by a good Samaritan, new video show.
He was seen with the child hoisted on his shoulders on Sunday as the little girls’s mother talked to another parent in Boxhagener Platz, The Sun reported.
His plans to kidnap the girl was voided when another woman spotted the man taking off with the kid and followed after him, calling for help from a local shop owner.
According to Nypost, The owner, identified in local media as Zoran, caught up with the man and asked him, “Why did you take the child with you?”
Zoran convinced the man to return to the playground and asked the girl to point out her mother, who was distraught, the report said.
“The mother was panicked,” the shop owner told local media. “The guy then put the child in her arms. She was probably in such a state of shock that she spoke to him normally.”