A man tried to snatch a 2-year-old girl from a Berlin playground, but was thwarted by a Good Samaritan, new video shows.
The 44-year-old man was seen with the child hoisted on his shoulders Sunday as her mother talked to another parent in Boxhagener Platz, The Sun reported.
But another woman spotted the man taking off with the kid and followed after him, calling for help from a local shop owner, the report said.
The owner, identified in local media as Zoran, caught up with the man and asked him, “Why did you take the child with you?”
Zoran convinced the man to return to the playground and asked the girl to point out her mother, who was distraught, the report said.
“The mother was panicked,” the shop owner told local media. “The guy then put the child in her arms. She was probably in such a state of shock that she spoke to him normally.”
Police arrested the man but then determined the “conditions for issuing an arrest warrant were not met” and released him, The Sun reported.