Boy, 15, Arrested in Attempted Kidnap of Toddler Saved by Siblings

PHOTO: An arrest has been made in the case of an attempted kidnapping of a 22-month-old Washington boy, who was saved by the quick-thinking reaction of his older brother and sister.PlayKXLY
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An arrest has been made in the case of an attempted kidnapping of a 22-month-old Washington boy, who was saved by the quick-thinking reaction of his older brother and sister.

The toddler, Owen Wright, was playing in a park in Sprague, Washington, on Sunday with his older brother, 10-year-old Brenden, and sister, 8-year-old Delicia. The siblings were playing unsupervised in a park next to their babysitter’s home while their father, Michael Wright, was at work, according to local ABC affiliate KXLY.

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Today, the Lincoln County Sheriff said an intense investigation led to the arrest of a 15-year-old town resident, who the siblings identified in a photo montage. The boy, who was not identified, was charged with kidnapping, second degree and booked into a juvenile facility.

Surveillance footage from a nearby grocery store showed the suspect running off with Owen in his arms. As the suspect fled with Owen, the toddler’s siblings began chasing after him, and the boy was let go.