Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping caught on camera

Darnell Taylor
May 18, 2019

The suspect was then stopped in the vehicle park before she could get into a auto, then escaped on foot before being arrested on Wednesday night, said an LAPD spokesperson.

Los Angeles Police have arrested a woman who they said attempted to kidnap a child.

Maralyn Ramos, 33, faces a charge of kidnapping, Los Angeles police announced on Thursday.

The terrifying scene was caught on surveillance cameras at a McDonald's on May 14.

The next night, officers responding to an unrelated incident in Los Angeles recognized Ramos as the suspect in Wednesday's kidnapping and took her into custody "without incident", police said.

The video showed the suspect picking up the child, walking through the restaurant, and then out a door.

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Cops say she also has a possible scar or birthmark on her forehead, an unknown tattoo above the left breast and an unknown tattoo on the upper back and left shoulder.

In both cases the suspect has been described as a 25-30-year-old black or Hispanic woman with black hair, roughly 5ft 4in and weighing approximately 115 pounds.

Ramos allegedly tried to take another 4-year-old boy as he was walking with a family member, but was stopped by a witness.

She is being held on $100,000 bail.

At 11.15am on Wednesday, another child abduction attempt took place less than three miles away near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and San Pedro St.

In an eerily similar manner, the suspect walked up to the child, grabbed his arm and tried to walk away with him.

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