A 34-year-old woman with no known address, was Tuesday arrested after an attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy visiting San Francisco with his family from Missouri, authorities said.
The San Francisco Chronicle that the incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. in the Ferry Building. The mother of the child, 44, was reportedly walking with her son and the police said they were approached by the suspect, Jessica Pevey, 34.
The mother and Pevey allegedly exchanged words and then a fight for the boy ensued, police told the newspaper. Several bystanders jumped in and held the suspect down, the report said.
Pevey was arrested on suspicion of child endangering and is being held on $ 350,000 bail.