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Man tries to grab woman carrying 1-year-old in La Jolla, police say

San Diego police
Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 14:54:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping after a man reportedly tried to grab a woman holding an infant in La Jolla Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the woman was on the 5100 block of La Jolla Hermosa Avenue around 4:30 p.m. when a man walked by and grabbed her arm as she held a 1-year-old.

The man then left the area on a bicycle that didn’t have any tires before ditching the bike and running away on foot.

The woman, identified as the child’s nanny, received a scratch on her arm, but the baby is uninjured, police say.

The suspect was arrested after running into the water and floating. Lifeguards helped police get the man out of the water.

Police identified the suspect as 51-year-old Michael Hudson. Jail records show Hudson was booked on four counts, including felony kidnapping and battery.

Hudson is being held on $120,000 bail. An Oct. 30 date has been scheduled for his arraignment.