Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man they charge tried to abscond with with a four-year-old girl, but who was stopped by family members who ran after him and grabbed him and held him until police arrived.
Police say the girl was playing outside around 6:40 p.m., on a street police did not specify, when Anthony Jackson, 31, approached:
The suspect took the four-year-old by the hand, picked her up and kissed her. He then took several steps while holding her and proceeded to walk away. A witness yelled to the suspect to put the child down and then alerted the victim’s family members who chased the suspect and were able to stop him in the area.
Jackson was charged with kidnapping somebody under 16 and indecent assault and battery on a child, police say.