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Man arrested in attempted kidnapping outside Vista Costco

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 5:22 PM, Sep 20, 2020

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A 37-year-old man was arrested and booked after trying to snatch a toddler from their parent's car outside of a Costco in Vista, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident happened just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the store located at 1755 Hacienda Drive.

Sheriff's Sgt. Nanette McMasters said a woman, her fiancée, and their two small children were backing out of a parking stall when the suspect opened the rear vehicle door. The suspect attempted to remove the 2-year-old child from the car.

The child's parents got out of the car and confronted the suspect, identified as Adam Glavinic.

"The incident drew a crowd and a physical confrontation occurred between the father and Glavinic," said McMasters.

An off-duty sheriff's employee and other witnesses intervened in the confrontation and held the suspect until two deputies from the Vista Sheriff's Station arrived on the scene.

Glavinic was arrested for attempted kidnapping and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility, according to McMasters.

It's unknown at this time if the toddler, the father, or the suspect suffered any injuries during the incident.

The incident remains under investigation.