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Los Angeles police arrested a woman they say was seen on the camera of the kidnapping of a 4-year-old boy at a California McDonald’s.
The police announced Thursday that they’d arrested 33-year-old Maralyn Ramos in the center of L. A. on Wednesday night, a day after they allegedly took the younger.
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Police said around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon, surveillance cameras in the McDonald’s on East Olympic Boulevard showed a woman — said that Ramos — the approaching of the child, and carry him out of the fast-food restaurant.
Ramos tried to get into a parked car with the boy, but was stopped by a witness, police said. She said she then went off on foot.
The police said that they arrested 33-year-old Maralyn Ramos on Wednesday for the alleged kidnapping of a 4-year-old boy from Los Angeles McDonald’s.
The next night, the officers respond to a non-related incidents in Los Angeles recognized Ramos as the suspect in Wednesday’s abduction and took her in custody “without incident,” police said.
Ramos has been charged with kidnapping. Her bail is set at $100,000.
The police said: this is another defendant, accused of trying to kidnap another 4-year-old boy. She is still large, according to police.
Los Angeles police said that in an unusual twist, another attempted abduction of a 4-year-old boy took place on Wednesday morning, this time on Martin Luther King Boulevard and San Pedro Street.
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The suspect reportedly approached a boy, who police said was walking with a family member. The woman pulled the boy by the hand and tried to walk away with him, but a witness stopped her, and the suspect took on the foot, police said.
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Initially, detectives were investigating the possible links between the two cases, but they have since determined that the episodes were not related.
The police said they are still looking for the second suspect.