An absolutely terrifying incident involving a homeless man literally snatching a three year old girl as she walked with her grandmother in the Bronx has been caught on surveillance camera!
The incident took place earlier today around 1:20 PM EST on the corner of East Tremont and Baisley Aves. in Schuylerville reports the Daily News.
The footage shows the 65 year old grandmother walking with the little girl alongside two other toddlers when the homeless man crossed the street and walked towards them. He can be seen with a comforter thrown over his shoulder as he bent down and picked the little girl up.
The elderly woman screamed, “He’s taking my girl! He’s taking my girl! He’s taking my baby!’”
Reports read that witnesses intervened and made the homeless man let go of the three year old.
Police officials later caught up with the man that has now been identified as Santiago Salgado, 27 as he fled the scene on a scooter.