• Woman charged with kidnapping after video shows her taking a 4-year-old from Los Angeles McDonald's

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include corrected information that Ramos was arrested in connection to a May 14 kidnapping in Los Angeles, not a separate one on May 15.

    Police arrested a woman who is seen on video picking up a 4-year-old child and carrying him out of a Los Angeles McDonald’s on Tuesday.

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    KABC reported Los Angeles Police Department detectives said in a news release that surveillance video shows a woman approached a child and carried him out of the fast food restaurant. The woman, identified as 33-year-old Maralyn Ramos, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles and booked on suspicion of attempted kidnapping, police said, according to KNBC.

     

    Police said in the news release that Ramos was seen taking the child and attempting to enter a parked vehicle with him, but witnesses intervened and Ramos let the child go.

    Ramos’ bail was set at $100,000, according to an LAPD news release.


     

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