Laredo Police investigating alleged attempted kidnapping at local restaurant arcade

Published: May. 30, 2023 at 10:07 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A Laredo mother says her child was almost abducted near a popular arcade business, stating that she reported the incident to the authorities. According to Laredo police, the incident happened outside a Laredo entertainment center at the 5300 block of San Dario around midnight.

The mother, Elizabeth Garcia, said her 6-year-old told her someone tried to take them near the establishment’s front entrance. Once officers arrived at the scene, they reviewed the surveillance video and found there was no evidence of the alleged incident. Garcia said her niece informed her of the attempted kidnapping when she was in the restroom and she immediately went to go find her son in the aftermath. “I was like, ‘When did this happen?’ and [my niece is] like, ‘Right now.’ I got my son and I asked him what happened, and he just said, ‘Mommy, I just want to go home’ and I asked him, ‘What did he have on?’ He said he had a red hoodie and a blue jeans hat,’ and I said, ‘Where did he go?’ He said, ‘He left through the exit, mom. He left through the exit. He let me go when one of the workers passed by us,’” recounted Garcia.

Police share the incident remains under investigation.

Below is the original story:

Authorities are investigating an incident that was reported at a local family eatery.

The incident was reported a little after midnight at the 5300 block of San Dario on Tuesday, May 30.

Laredo Police received a call about an attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old child.

Officers arrived at the location, reviewed surveillance footage, and determined there was no evidence of the alleged incident.

A report was made, and the case remains under investigation.

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