Woman arrested in connection with attempted kidnapping at Los Angeles McDonald's, police say

LOS ANGELES -- A woman has been arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a child which was apparently captured on surveillance video at a fast-food restaurant in Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday.

Maralyn Ramos, 33, was taken into custody Wednesday evening in the area of San Pedro and Agatha streets in downtown, according to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson.



The incident occurred at 3:15 p.m. on May 14 at the McDonald's on East Olympic Boulevard.

Video shows Ramos allegedly picking up a 4-year-old boy and trying to get into a parked vehicle. A young girl who was sitting nearby alerted followed the woman outside and alerted other adults.

She fled on foot after being stopped by a witness, police said.
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