A person was arrested on suspicion of making an attempt to kidnap a 1-year-old girl at a mall in El Cajon on Sunday, police mentioned.

The toddler and her mom have been strolling round Parkway Plaza about 3:20 p.m. when a person grabbed the kid, police mentioned. Regardless of the person’s grip, the mother was in a position to pull her daughter away.

Witnesses gave police an outline of the would-be kidnapper, and officers discovered a 40-year-old suspect, who matched the outline, not removed from the mall on Fletcher Parkway. Witnesses later recognized the person because the would-be kidnapper, and he was arrested.

Police mentioned the person seems to be homeless.