Brothers Fight Off Would Be Kidnapper At Local Park - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Brothers Fight Off Would Be Kidnapper At Local Park

Posted: Updated:
Whittier, CA -

Police today sought a man who tried to kidnap a 12-year-old boy from Parnell Park in Whittier.

The crime occurred about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Whittier police Officer Brad White said. Police said the case does not appear to be related to an attempted kidnapping in February.

"The victim ... told officers that he was playing on the swing set and his older brothers, ages 13 and 14, were playing on the basketball courts nearby when he was attacked," White said.

"He said the (suspect) came up from behind him, and placed his hand over his mouth, and put him in a chokehold," White said. "The victim told the officers that the male subject told him not to make any noises as he attempted to pull the young boy off the swing set."

The boy somehow alerted his brothers, White said.

"They ran over and started punching, kicking and screaming at the suspect," White said. "The suspect eventually let go of the victim and ran westbound through the park and into a residential area, while the three boys ran eastbound toward their home."

The suspect was described as Hispanic, about 30-40 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a stocky build. He was unshaven, and had a scar on his right cheek.

Anyone with more information about the crime was urged to call police at (562) 567-9270.

  • Share ThisMore>>

  • myFOX Tech

    Sprint Introduces The New Sharp AQUOS Crystal And Family Data Pricing

    Sprint Introduces The New Sharp AQUOS Crystal And Family Data Pricing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:18:48 GMT
    Sprint had some big news today with the introduction of a gorgeous new Android handset, Sharp's AQUOS Crystal, and new Family plan pricing. 
    Sprint had some big news today with the introduction of a gorgeous new Android handset, Sharp's AQUOS Crystal, and new Family plan pricing. 
  • USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:13:27 GMT
    A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out...
    A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
  • Footage Shows Huge Crocodile Stalking Tourist in Mexico

    Footage Shows Huge Crocodile Stalking Tourist in Mexico

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:30:02 GMT
    MUST WATCH video: A tourist in Mexico was captured on video frantically swimming away from a large crocodile, trying to reach the shore before he was the animal's lunch.
    MUST WATCH video: A tourist in Mexico was captured on video frantically swimming away from a large crocodile, trying to reach the shore before he was the animal's lunch.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices