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Kalamazoo Public Safety investigating child abduction


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Public Safety described it as a ‘heinous crime’ when a 32-year-old Kalamazoo man snatched a 9-year-old boy off Edwin St. Thursday.

Public Safety was contacted by the boy’s ‘emotional’ mother and several young witnesses Thursday afternoon who were able to give officers a description of black Dodge Charger, and helped them develop a suspect.

Officers found the man with the boy at one of the big box stores on Gull Road. The boy was unharmed and the man was arrested for Child Abduction, a felony.

Now TV-3 is saying that the child’s mother knows the man that police arrested, and thinks that it may just be an innocent misunderstanding.

She doesn’t think he intended any harm, that he just wanted to take the boy to the store and failed to tell anyone.