A video has surfaced of a young boy nearly being abducted in Queens on Thursday around 8 p.m., according to CBS2. Reports say the 5-year-old was walking with his mother on Hillside Avenue when a man pulled up, got out of his vehicle, grabbed the boy, and placed him in the vehicle.
The footage shows the mother and two other children she was with immediately run after the suspect as they managed to retrieve the boy from the car. According to CBS2, the boy’s mother, Delores Diaz, said her motherly impulses instantly kicked in. She said,
“When my kid stand(s) up in the window, I take him out.”
After the mother retrieved her son, the suspect fled the scene and bystanders began to flock over to the mother, who was in shock. One onlooker looked as if he attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle. Diaz said bystanders began to help her, as one witness called authorities. She said,
“The people coming, and because I’m screaming, the people coming, and they help me…..One lady come and called the police.”
Reports say there were two suspects involved, and they’re both strangers to the boy. So, it’s uncertain why they tried to abduct him. One suspect, James McGonagle is in custody and has been charged with
“attempted kidnapping, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17,”
per CBS2. Officials are seeking the second suspect.
#Clique, What are your thoughts on this one?