LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a quick-thinking 13-year-old teen stopped the attempted kidnapping of his 4-year-old sister in Lancaster Saturday.
Just before noon, Lancaster Deputies were patrolling the 300 block of West Kildare Street when they were flagged down by residents who advised them of an attempted kidnapping.READ MORE: Housing Crisis: Newsom Signs Measures To Allow For More Duplexes, Apartments Near Transit
Deputies located and detained the suspect.
Officials said the suspect was seen pacing in the neighborhood where the 4-year-old lives. The suspect entered a fenced-in yard and asked the alleged victim her name.READ MORE: Dog Flu Spreading Quickly Across LA County
Authorities said the suspect attempted to grab the child and walk away when the victim’s 13-year-old brother grabbed her other arm preventing the suspect from fleeing with the child. The sibling then yelled for help and for someone to call 911.
Officials said the suspect, now identified as 61-year-old Earl Williams, has been booked at the Lancaster station for kidnapping.MORE NEWS: LA County Announces Re-Homing Program To Help Keep Pets Out Of Shelters
The child was not harmed.