VISTA, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — Surveillance video, released by authorities, shows a kidnapping attempt in a Costco parking lot in Vista, California.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon outside of the store on Hacienda Drive. A woman was backing her car out of a parking spot when a man opened the back door and tried to take her 2-year-old child, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
In the video, the child’s mother gets out of the car to confront the alleged kidnapper. Off camera, a crowd gathered and a confrontation between the man and the child’s father, who was also inside the the car, got physical, deputies said. An off-duty sheriff’s employee and other witnesses intervened, separating them until deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station arrived.
Deputies arrested 37-year-old Adam Glavinic on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and being under the influence of a controlled substance, deputies said. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility but has since been released on bail, according to NewsNation affiliate KSWB.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release, “In this case, based on the video and other evidence gathered as part of our investigation, the Vista Sheriff’s Station believes there is no ongoing threat or danger to our community’s children related to this incident.”
The Sherriff’s Department said the District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the evidence before a decision is made about potential prosecution.
As of Friday, Glavinic has not been charged with attempted kidnapping.
NewsNation affiliate KSWB contributed to this report.