Sacramento police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly attempting to kidnap a small child at Fremont Park, the Police Department reported.
About 6 p.m., 27-year-old Andre Matthews of Sacramento approached a father with his son to ask if the boy belonged to him, said Officer Linda Matthew, a department spokeswoman. Uncomfortable, the father walked away across the street with his son. The suspect followed and tried to grab the boy, police said.
The father called police from a nearby restaurant, Matthew said. Officers detained the man and booked him for attempted kidnapping, stalking and a violation of parole, she said.