A Tampa man has been charged with attempted kidnapping following an Aug. 4 incident at a New Tampa park.
Tampa police said James Wood, 21, of 16005 Boswell Way, tried to grab an infant from a mother’s arms at Hampton Park, 16311 Tampa Palms Blvd.W.
The victim was with her two small children when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her shoulder and turned her around, police said. The woman ran and the man chased her. A security guard chased the man but lost him. Police said the man was attempting to grab a child.
Officers found Wood at a local hospital hours after the incident, police said.
He was taken into custody Thursday, police said.