A grandfather from Auburn managed to fend off a woman who tried to kidnap one of his grandkids. The eyewitnesses declared that the man managed to fend off the child kidnapper, a woman before the authorities arrived to arrest her.
For a grandfather, there is no joy greater than having to spend some quality time with your grandkids. This is what a man from Auburn had in mind when he decided to take his grandkids to the local Ashford Park. Little did he know that he will have to defend them from a wicked child kidnapper.
According to the man’s statement, the grandfather and his grandkids were taking a quick stroll through the park, when one of the children, a 3-years-old boy asked the man if they could go to the duck pond. The man said yes, and the boy went on his merry way in order to admire the majestic creatures.
However, as the little boy was sitting quietly near the pond, a woman, later identified as 28-year-old Lindsay Frasher approached him. There was nothing alarming about the woman’s behavior until she started talking to the little boy.
According to the children’s grandfather and several people who witnessed the scene, as the woman approached the small boy, she called him using another name. The grandfather, who witnessed the whole scene, featuring that his grandkid’s life might be in danger, went to the pond, in order to get the child away from the woman.
As the man approached them, the woman, whom the family and police presumed to be a child kidnapper, wrapped her arms around the 3-years-old child, as if she embraced her own child.
The grandfather rushed towards the woman and managed to free the child from the woman’s tight grasp. According to the people who witnessed the scene, the man had a hard time rescuing his child, as the woman tried to pull him even closer.
Eventually, the fast-thinking grandfather managed to free the child from the woman’s grasp, and with the help of some family members, he managed to immobilize the woman until the law enforcement officers arrived.
Sergeant Gary Hopping of Auburn’s Police Department commented on the case. Hopping said that the officers who took Frasher, the alleged child kidnapper into custody, said that the suspect did not consume narcotics, but might be mentally ill.
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