Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping caught on camera

Security camera footage shows a woman taking a child from a McDonald's restaurant in LA. Source LAPD

She picked up the boy and briskly walked towards the exit but was stopped in the vehicle park by witnesses who were alerted to the situation.

A Los Angeles woman has been arrested after being caught on CCTV attempting to snatch a child from a McDonald's restaurant on Tuesday afternoon LA time.

"A suspect-described as a black or Hispanic woman with black hair, standing 5'4", weighing 115 lbs, aged 25 to 30, with tattoos and a possible scar or birthmark-allegedly tried to walk off with a 4-year-old boy, but was stopped by a witness.

The next night, officers responding to an unrelated incident in Los Angeles recognized Ramos as the suspect in Wednesday's kidnapping and took her into custody "without incident", police said.

The intervention caused the suspect to let the child go as she ran away from the scene, police said.

Surveillance video shows the woman trying to kidnap a four-year-old boy inside a McDonald's restaurant.

Police released terrifying security camera footage of the attempted kidnapping incident.

Authorities say they believe Ramos tried to kidnap another four-year-old Wednesday, but was again stopped by a witness and took off. She's being held on $100,000 bail. She is still at large, according to police.

In an eerily similar manner, the suspect walked up to the child, grabbed his arm and tried to walk away with him.

Police said they are still looking for the second suspect.

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