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Transient attempts to kidnap 6-year-old girl at Arcadia park

Monday, June 24, 2013
This Google Maps image shows the approximate location of an Arcadia park, where a 33-year-old man allegedly tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

This Google Maps image shows the approximate location of an Arcadia park, where a 33-year-old man allegedly tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (KABC Photo)

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon for attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old girl at an Arcadia park.

Deputies responded to the crowded park in the 400 block of South Santa Anita Avenue at 3:35 p.m. Jason Macklin Dell, who was described as a transient, allegedly grabbed the girl's hand and tried to drag her away, pulling her about 100 feet away.

But the girl screamed and struggled, managing to free herself. She ran to her mother, who called 911 and confronted the suspect.

Dell was taken into custody for kidnapping and annoying a child. He is being held on $400,000 bail at the Temple Sheriff's Station.

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