Grandpa was with toddler at park when woman approached, called girl by different name—he knew something was wrong

October 4, 2017 1:04 pm Last Updated: October 5, 2017 1:36 am

A grandfather was out at a park in Auburn, California with his two young grandchildren one Saturday afternoon when a strange woman caught them unawares—but he did everything he could to protect the children.

The woman, later identified as Lindsay Frasher, walked up to the man and children, heading straight for the 3-year-old girl. She called the little girl by “a different name,” then reached out and grabbed her.

As she tried to take the child, the grandfather leapt into action. He held on to the toddler and told her to back off.

The park was far from deserted, and bystanders saw it all. The woman had wrapped her arms around the little girl and was not planning on letting go.

“It was a tug of war over the little girl,” said Police Sgt. Gary Hopping.

The grandfather would not let the little girl from his arms either—and told others to not let Frasher get away. Someone also called the police, and by the time they got there, the woman was trapped and then arrested on the spot.

The woman was held in the Placer County Jail and charged with kidnapping.

Police investigators determined that the woman had no relationship with the family, and it was unknown why she was after the little girl.