Man arrested for attempting to kidnap child in Pontiac

Saturday morning police received a call about an attempted child abduction at a Pontiac party store. 

Around 10:00 a.m. at Star Party store police arrive to a mother who explains how a man tried to abduct her 3-year-old daughter. 

The mother yelled at him once, but he tried a second time to pull the child away, a tussle between the two with the mother refusing to let her child go. 

A friend of the mother presented pepper spray, he let go and ran away. 

Deputies were able to locate the man a short while later in the area of Auburn and Shirley. He was taken back to the party store where the mother identified him as the suspect. 

He was taken to a Pontiac sub-station for questioning then sent to Oakland County Jail where he is awaiting charges.