A white homeless man tried to kidnap a white baby from a Hispanic nanny at a California park — and then dove into the Pacific Ocean in a desperate escape attempt, police said.
The suspect, Michael Hudson, 51, approached the nanny who was looking after a 14-month-old child at a park in La Jolla on Wednesday and grabbed her arm several times, telling her the baby didn’t belong to her because they weren’t the same race, a San Diego police spokesperson told KSWB.
Police said in a news release that Hudson told the nanny to “leave the baby” and that she “can’t have” the child, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The nanny had scrapes on her arm from the confrontation, which prompted another woman nearby to yell that she was calling cops, police said. Hudson then ran off and jumped into the ocean along a rock area near La Jolla Cove when officers later spotted him, investigators told KSWB.