Lake Elsinore, CA-A registered sex offender was taken into custody after he tried to kidnap two small children from a California park.
Marcus DeWitt, 29, attempted to kidnap two small children from a play area at the Rosetta Canyon Sports Park when he was chased off by parents while trying to run.
DeWitt first grabbed a 3 year old boy by the arm, but wasn’t able to get him out of the ‘play apparatus.’
He then picked up a 4 year old boy and tried to flee, but was brought down by the boy’s parents and other family members.
DeWitt lost hold of the boy and tried to fled again when he was ‘subdued’ by a family member.
DeWitt was detained until officers arrived and took him into custody.
None of the children were harmed and they are safe with their families.
DeWitt has been charged with kidnapping and is being held on $1 million bail.