Kidnapping: Washington Kids Attempting to Stop Child Abduction Caught on Video
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Hero Siblings Save Baby Brother From Brazen Kidnapper
(ABC News) Incredible video, a frightening kidnapping caught on tape. A man seen running down the street with a small boy in his arms, his older sister and brother following right behind trying to rescue him. ABC's Brandi Hitt joins us now with that story.
This is every parent's worst fear. Luckily that toddler is safe thanks to his brother and sister but authorizes say it is a race right now to find the suspect they worry may strike again. This morning, a manhunt under way for the suspect in this heart-stopping video, an attempted kidnapping in progress. Watch again. The surveillance footage from a grocery store in this small town of Sprague, Washington, capturing the suspect running off with 22-month-old Owen Wright in his arms. Just seconds later you see the toddler's older sister chasing after him followed close behind by his brother pushing an empty stroller. I can't explain the feeling of anxiety and everything that goes into finding out that, you know, your child is missing. Reporter: Owen's father says his three children were with a baby-sitter Sunday who let them play at a park unsupervised. That's when cops say the man scooped little Owen off out of his stroller and took off. His sister screaming as she gave chase alerting passers-by including two teenage boys who joined the pursuit. I didn't really care. There was a kid's life in danger. I don't consider myself a hero. I just consider myself the person doing the right thing. Reporter: A suspect abandoning the toddler in an empty lot before fleeing. I told that little gir, I said, honey, you did exactly what you needed to do, scream your head off. Reporter: While the mystery kidnapper got away for now the sheriff's office still on the chase. Little Owen now back home safe with his family this morning after a terrifying ordeal that could have been much worse if not for his quick-thinking brother and sister. That was what saved that baby was her screaming and us running. Reporter: Very true. Sprague is a very small town, less tan 500 people and authorities say there's no indication the suspect knew the children or their parents. They believe he may have had a car parked nearby and then used that to get away.
Caught on Camera: Man takes off with toddler, sister helps save him
SPRAGUE, Wash. --
Deputies are hoping surveillance camera footage will help them catch a man who attempted to kidnap at 22-month-old child from a park.
The father, Michael Wright, tells KXLY-TV he was at work Sunday when it happened. He says he left little Owen and his two siblings with their babysitter on Sunday. The three children were playing alone at a park when the suspect ripped Michaels son out of the stroller and took off down the street.
"I can't explain the feeling, the anxiety and everything that goes into finding out your child is missing or something has happened to them," Wright said.
Fortunately, witnesses say his brother and sister chased down the suspect. They say the sister's screams hampered the suspect's efforts to get away with Owen. He dropped the child off in a vacant lot.
"I told that little girl, I said, 'Honey, you did exactly what you needed to do. Scream your head off.' That's what saved that baby. Her screaming and us running," said witness Dorothy Giddings.
Deputies tell KXLY they are following up on leads. The video is helping them paint a clear description of the suspect.
Fortunately, the toddler was not injured.
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