Dramatic video of an attempted abduction in California

Restaurant surveillance captured the moments authorities say a suspected homeless man tried to take a 6-year-old girl from her mother’s arms.
1:42 | 01/12/20

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We have dramatic video this morning of an attempted abduction foiled by quick-thinking family members. It all happened on a patio at a restaurant in Venice, California. This morning, the man seen here trying to take a 6-year-old girl from her mother's arms is in police custody. This guy, he was trying to follow us and we had to shove him out of the way. He kept following us. He started telling us, god told me I have to save her. He kept coming up to us trying to take us. Reporter: Surveillance cameras at this restaurant recording what happened next. The man walking right up next for the girl. The girl's uncle then slamming the suspect to the ground. My brother pulled him down by the hair. My brother got on top of him. Reporter: Holding him there until police arrived. Officers arresting 32-year-old Evan Mclaurin Nelson. A suspect who has a criminal railroad and is believed to be homeless. Reporting unrelenting in his rants. They get him down and he was just yelling out loud. Save the girl. Save the girl. I need to save her. Reporter: This just weeks after police say a woman tried tried a grab a toddler at a restaurant in Oklahoma. She was trying to say brother was her baby. I was yelling back at her that it's not her baby. That's my brother. Reporter: In this California case, the dad and uncle said they held the man until police arrived. Saying it eventually took six police officers to arrest him. He's now facing charges. Scary moments on the patio. We want to transition to Serena Williams, though, she's

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