Ventura Police say they’ve arrested a man who first tried to lure a six year old girl away from a playground area at a mall, and then tried to take her.
It happened at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura at around 4:30 Saturday. Investigators say Anthony Parish of Oxnard at first tried to get the girl to leave the play area, and when that failed, tried to grab her. She ran away, and alerted her father. He, and store security caught, and held Parish until police could reach the scene.
Parish was arrested for attempted kidnapping.