Their mother received their yelling from the bathroom and rushed to the scene in order to see what was happening. The man was trying to drag the children in the hall and get away with them.
That’s when some people in a nearby room overheard them and rushed to help the mother. In the hall, a deputy of the palm beach Sheriff’s office was present too. Although, he was off duty. Though, helped the mother by holding the man. He held the man until Tampa police arrived. He has been praised for his effort.
The sheriff’s office released an official statement praising him. It reads as “We are very proud of his quick actions and attention to what could have been a very volatile situation,”
The man has been taken into police custody and he has been held without bail. The man is named Desmond Maurice Johnson, a 31-year-old man.
He is from Rose Hill, North Carolina. He has been held by the police on the charges of attempted kidnapping. He is also charged with 2 cases of burglary with battery. The motive of kidnapping isn’t yet clear. For any update, stay tuned with us.