SHELBY, N.C. March 3 2017 Police responded to a Walmart store on Dixon Boulevard after being called about a possible kidnapping attempt.
A girl’s mother told police that a man, who was identified as Eric Richardson, was being nice as he talked to her 10-month-old.
Then, according to the mother, something happened and things escalated and he tried to pull the baby away.
“He like put a grip on her arm and was like you can come home with me. I was like no we don’t talk to strangers, and that’s when he tried to pull her towards him,” the mother said.
Police were able to review the store’s surveillance video and saw Richardson holding another child before eventually leaving by himself.
Richardson was taken into custody and remains in jail.
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