California grandfather stops attempted kidnapping of 3-year-old at park

California grandfather stops attempted kidnapping of 3-year-old at park

California grandfather stops attempted kidnapping of 3-year-old at park

Auburn, Calif., mom Cheyanne Martinez is holding her little ones closer after an attempted kidnapping on Saturday.

It happened at the same park where Martinez and her kids spent the day.

"Ms. Frasher approached one of the children, called her by a different name and tried to take her", said Sergeant Gary Hopping with the Auburn Police Department.

The grandfather and his two young grandchildren were at the park's duck pond when an unusual woman approached them.

Investigators say that Frasher allegedly wrapped her arms around the girl's body.

As Frasher tried to carry the toddler away, the man fought her off and engaged in a "tug of war over the little girl", Hopping told the TV station.

The grandfather was able to stop Frasher, and with the help of others in the park, kept her there until police arrived.

Lindsay Frasher, 28, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and is being held on $200,000 bail in the Placer County jail, according to the Auburn Police Department. It was unknown whether she had a mental illness.

Officials say Frasher didn't know a little girl or her family.

FOX40 put in a request with the Placer County Jail to interview Frasher.