(Meredith) - Police have arrested a woman who tried to kidnap a 4-year-old boy from a McDonald's in Los Angeles.

Maralyn Ramos was arrested and booked for PC-Kidnapping. Her bail is set at $100,000.

She entered the fast-food restaurant at about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Moments later, she picked up a little boy and carried him outside, police said.

Surveillance video showed the woman holding the child in her arms before leaving the establishment. 

A young girl who witnessed the attempted kidnapping alerted adults, KABC-TV reported. They stopped the woman in the parking lot and rescued the child, but the woman ran away from the area.

The arrest came after police solicited the community's help in identifying the suspect in the footage. Ramos was arrested on Thursday.

Police said the same woman may have tried to snatch another 4-year-old boy in the same area on Wednesday. The child was walking with a family member when a woman came up, pulled his hand and tried to walk away with him. 

Someone stopped the woman and she ran away.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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(6) comments


Its called a quick punch to the throat. Fist up an box her ear drum too. You take my kid, you risk your life. Finish with a knife in the thorax.


Hamburglar , childburglar how iconic. Just anouther Mexican ghetto trash thing running round out their. [ban]


Baby rabies. I hope she gets help.


Attempted kidnapping, in Arizona this incident would be a kidnapping not an attempted kidnapping. Different states different laws and definitions of laws.


Need to remember this was in Mexifornia where their laws do not align with laws of most other states.


Why does Ashleigh Jackson keep saying "snatch" a child in her article? What an weird way to word the description of what apparently took place. Kidnap is a better word to use for an attempted kidnapping.

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