April 20th, 2014
UPS worker, nanny thwart attempted kidnapping of baby in Chelsea
NEW YORK (PIX11) —
The NYPD confirms to PIX11 News that a person that resembles the suspect in Thursday’s attempted kidnapping in Chelsea is being questioned.
The area of 18th Street and 8th Avenue is routinely a safe and quaint area, but on Friday the neighborhood was plastered with signs featuring Tara Ann McDonald. According to the NYPD, the 46-year-old has had prior incidents of kidnappings.
The NYPD says McDonald’s latest attempt occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, as she allegedly tried to kidnap an eight-month-old from right in front of a retail store.
However, a nanny along with a UPS delivery driver, who just happened to be enjoying lunch nearby, protected the child and discouraged McDonald from what the NYPD says was another kidnapping incident involving the 46-year-old.