GAINESVILLE, GA (WAGA) – Police have arrested a man after they say he tried to grab a 5-year-old girl out of a taxi in Gainesville.
The Gainesville Police Department said they were called to the 400 block of Atlanta Highway on Friday night by a taxi driver.
The driver told them that she had been approached by an Asian man “who was acting oddly,” who asked for a ride to Oakwood, Georgia.
After she declined the ride, police say that the suspect, 35-year-old Tuan Van Nguyen, grabbed her daughter, who was in the cab at the time. The girl’s father, also in the cab, had to get out to take the girl back from Nguyen, police said.
Nguyen was found by police after a foot chase and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
He now is in the Hall County Jail and has been charged with criminal attempt to commit kidnapping and obstruction of an officer.