Man tries to kidnap child at Richmond donut store before mom intervenes

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UPDATE 7/24: The man accused of kidnapping a child from a Richmond donut store will not be charged after a police investigation revealed the child’s mother lied about the incident, police said. Read the full update here.

A mom rescued her 10-year-old daughter from a kidnapper who attempted to grab the child inside a Richmond donut store Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Richmond police responded to the 900 block of 23rd Street on a report of a kidnapping just before 2 p.m., Capt. Al Walle said.

A man grabbed the child inside the donut shop and pulled her out of the store, but her mother was able to rescue her daughter after a brief struggle, Walle said.

The suspect fled north on 23rd Street, but officers quickly identified him as a local transient. He was arrested without incident in the 2200 block of Alfreda Boulevard, Walle said.


  1. Imagine if this department would have been dissolved like Mayor Butts initially recommended. His son Daniel can trash Our police, but I bet he would not engage in this situation. I do agree police needs restructuring, but the hate the Butts spew against our public safety is disgusting.

    Thank you RPD


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