Man tries to kidnap young boy at wrestling tournament

  • 7 years ago
OKLAHOMA CITY — Police are looking for a man who last Friday tried to pick up an 8-year-old boy and walk away with him.

The incident took place during a wrestling event at Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds.

The man is pictured grabbing the boy from behind and then trying to walk away with him. According to a post by the Oklahoma City Police on their Facebook page, the child kicked and screamed until the stranger put him down. The man then fled the scene.

Police and the boy’s father are calling the incident an attempted child abduction.

Security was reportedly tight at the fairgrounds, where some 2,000 people were in attendance, but no guards saw the incident unfold, reported local news outlet KFOR-TV.