Roswell woman tells frightening story of man trying to kidnap her in front of her child

Roswell Police said Friday morning they are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a young mother outside of her apartment.

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The victim, who spoke to Channel 2′s Mike Petchenik on the condition he not name her, said she just walked outside of her unit on Chattahoochee Circle Wednesday afternoon, when she came across a man talking on the phone in the breezeway.

“He was asking me like, ‘is your husband home?’” she told Petchenik. “‘Oh, no, I don’t think your husband is home. You’re here home by yourself. How would you be outside by yourself with your with your daughter in a stroller?”

That’s when she said the man grabbed her arm at the elbow and tried to drag her down the stairs.

“I was thinking it was more like a kidnapping because he wasn’t going toward my daughter,” she said. “He was going toward me.”

She told Petchenik her toddler witnessed the incident.

“She was screaming,” she said. “She was even saying ‘mama and dada,’ like calling both of our names.”


The victim told Petchenik she was able to push away from the suspect, grab her child and run for help. A neighbor helped call police, but by the time officers arrived, the said the man was gone.

Detective Sean Thompson told Petchenik the suspect was driving a blue Ford F150.

“I do want him arrested,” the victim said. “I do want him to teach him a lesson. Because the way he did it for me, that’s not the right thing.”

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She has a warning for her neighbors in the meantime.

“Just be careful with your children, because sometimes, you know, we don’t know what’s going to happen once you go outside or once you open the door,” she said.