Shocking video from New York City reveals a homeless man all the sudden snatch a three-year-old girl from her grandmother and run off Monday in a broad daylight kidnapping strive in the Bronx. 

Good Samaritans intervened and rescued the three-year-old from 27-year-old Santiago Salcedo’s clutches – sooner than witnesses instructed WABC the homeless man then walked once more all through the street to his scooter, stared at people who referred to as for the police, after which took off. Police located him later in the day.

Surveillance footage obtained from the BP gasoline station on the nook of E. Tremont and Baisley Avenues in Schuylerville reveals a 65-year-old girl strolling alongside the sidewalk holding fingers collectively along with her two toddler grandsons on one facet and her three-year-old granddaughter on the other at about 1:20 p.m. A man seen with a comforter draped over his shoulders and once more like a shawl approached the group on the nook. He all the sudden bends down and grabs the girl, wrapping her in the blanket, sooner than quickly working off. 


The grandmother follows after the man and her granddaughter, reportedly screaming, “He’s taking my girl! He’s taking my girl! He’s taking my baby!” in response to Fermin Bracero, a 63-year-old gasoline station worker who was open air sweeping on the time.

“I was sweeping the sidewalk. I saw the lady passing with three kids. All of a sudden, this guy runs across the street, and wraps the little girl in a blanket,” Bracero instructed NY Daily News. “He tried to cut out, but a whole bunch of us got involved, so he dropped the little girl.”

“The grandmother was hysterical. Hysterical. Screaming. People going crazy out here,” the worker added in statements to WABC. “All of a sudden this man just picked up the little girl, wrapped her in a blanket and started running with her. He didn’t get far because a lot of people tried to grab him.”

The girl’s two youthful grandsons remained standing on the nook, one seen in the video frantically leaping up and down. Footage reveals a vehicle drive into the gasoline station shortly sooner than the suspect grabs the girl and books it all through the lot. Witnessing what occurred, a man will get out and heads in their route. A short while later, the homeless suspect reenters the physique alone, strolling all through the car parking zone with merely his blanket in hand as the other man appears to dial for help and returns to his vehicle. 

Santiago Salcedo, a 27-year-old homeless man charged with the attempted kidnapping of a three-year-old girl, is seen smiling at media while being led out of the NYPD's 45th precinct Monday evening. 

Santiago Salcedo, a 27-year-old homeless man charged with the tried kidnapping of a three-year-old girl, is seen smiling at media whereas being led out of the NYPD’s forty fifth precinct Monday night time. 

Officers located Salcedo hours later sleeping in the doorway of a close-by restaurant. Salcedo allegedly instructed investigators “the voices in his head” instructed him to kidnap the girl, police sources instructed PIX 11. The girl was not injured nevertheless was taken to an house hospital anyway for evaluation. 

He was arrested and charged with kidnapping, tried kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child. A handcuffed Salcedo was led out of the forty fifth precinct later Monday night time and proper right into a police vehicle, flashing a smile at reporters who had gathered open air the station. 

New York City is experiencing a surge in violent crime devoted by homeless suspects. This month alone, a 16-year-old girl sitting open air a Queens sushi restaurant was strangled from behind by a homeless girl with a chronic rap sheet along with six prior felony assaults. A 58-year-old oncology nurse from New Jersey died from accidents sustained by a homeless man who violently slammed her into the pavement open air a pizzeria in Times Square whereas fleeing a theft. And at a Times Square subway station, a woman with seven prior arrests was seen shoving one different girl proper right into a transferring put together, leaving the sufferer with excessive facial accidents. The female suspect was late apprehended and indicted for tried murder. 

Data reveals that the number of single adults sleeping in municipal shelters in New York City has risen by 103% over the earlier decade and has continued to spike given that onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The New York Coalition for the Homeless says homelessness in the Big Apple has reached its highest ranges given that Great Depression. There had been nearly 50,000 homeless people in New York City shelters each night in the month of August, in response to data gathered from the NYC Department of Homeless Services and Human Resources Administration and NYCStat shelter census tales.