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Good Samaritans thwart toddler kidnaping in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police say Good Samaritans stopped a man who tried to kidnap a 2-year-old boy last week in the city’s Castro neighborhood.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the man was identified by jail records as 34-year-old Roscoe Bradley Holyoake.

Police say the child and his mother were walking down a street Friday afternoon when a Holyoake allegedly snatched the boy from her arms.

They say Holyoake made it about half a block with the boy as the mother chased him when bystanders grabbed him and held him down until officers arrived.

Holyoake was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping and his bail was set at $500,000.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com