Caught on Camera: Man takes off with toddler, sister helps save him

SPRAGUE, WA -- Deputies are hoping surveillance camera footage will help them catch up to a man who attempted to kidnap at 22-month-old child from a park.

The father, Michael Wright, tells KXLY-TV he was at work Sunday when it happened. He says he left little Owen and his two siblings with their babysitter on Sunday. The three children were playing alone at a park when the suspect ripped Michaels son out of the stroller and took off down the street.

"I can't explain the feeling, the anxiety and everything that goes into finding out your child is missing or something has happened to them," Wright said.

Fortunately, witnesses say his brother and sister chased down the suspect. They say the sister's screams hampered the suspect's efforts to get away with Owen. He dropped the child off in a vacant lot.

"I told that little girl, I said, 'Honey, you did exactly what you needed to do. Scream your head off.' That's what saved that baby. Her screaming and us running," said witness Dorothy Giddings.

Deputies tell KXLY they are following up on leads. The video is helping them paint a clear description of the suspect.

Fortunately, the toddler was not injured.
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