A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap a 5-year-old boy outside Katz’s Deli in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Eric Visa, 46, reached the child when he was walking with his family outside the famous Lower East Side establishment around 11:35 p.m.
The man, who was wearing a top hat, grabbed the boy and ran away before the child’s family members noticed and ran after him, police said.
The family got their son back, and Visa fled, but he was quickly tracked down by police and arrested at about 3 a.m.
He was charged with attempted kidnapping.