Police: Dad Thwarts Kidnapping Attempt

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Herbert Childs’ booking photo (Courtesy: San Joaquin County Sheriff)

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Police in Stockton say a man was able to save is daughter, and two other young girls, from being kidnapped Saturday evening.

Gerald Childs, 33, was reportedly seen wandering an apartment complex on North Pershing Avenue before trying to grab an 11-year-old girl, police say. Herbert reportedly tried to grab two other girls, as well.

Officers say the father of the 11-year-old was able to wrestle his daughter away from Childs before Childs tried to run off.

The father and other family members chased Herbert and held in until police could arrive, according to investigators.

Childs was booked on several counts of attempted kidnapping and annoying or molesting a child.

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