Employee arrested for attempted abduction

Published 7:57 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018

WATERTOWN, S.D. — An employee of a Menards store in Watertown has been arrested for trying to abduct a young child.

Police said the attempted abduction of the 4-year-old child happened at the store Sunday afternoon. Assistant Police Chief Tim Toomey said the 35-year-old Canby man grabbed the child and quickly walked away from the boy’s family. According to a press release, the child’s father pursued the man to an employee break area where the employee released the boy.

Police were called and the employee was arrested on a possible charge of second-degree kidnapping. He’s currently being held on $20,000 cash bond.

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