A father stopped his daughter’s attempted kidnapping after seeing a random man taking her from their home in Southern California.

Authorities are searching for a man suspected of breaking into a Vista home and attempting to kidnap a 2-year-old child at around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Barbara Drive.

The child’s father said he saw stranger with the little girl in his arms walking out the door. The father told the man to drop his child. He left the little girl and ran away.

The stranger was described as 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds who was wearing a black sweater, black hat and Converse-style white shoes.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with the incident information should contact the department of the sheriff at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Categories: U.S. California