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BPD: Suspects attempt to kidnap baby at Walmart parking lot in South Bakersfield

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 01:39:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to the Bakersfield Police Department, an attempted kidnapping of a one-year-old allegedly happened at a Walmart parking lot in South Bakersfield.

Cops say on Monday at around 2:45 p.m. they were dispatched to the Walmart located at 6225 Colony Street. When officials arrived on the scene the one-year-old's mother told them that a man and a woman approached her car. She claimed that the man assaulted her while the woman attempted to take the child from her arms.

The mom told police she was able to get away from them, and drive off in her car. The mother allegedly suffered minor injuries and the baby was unharmed.

The suspects were later identified as 21-year-old Autumn Padilla and 28-year-old Manuel Sepeda. BPD were eventually able to arrest both suspects in the 2100 block of Elaine Street.

They're both booked into Kern County Jail for attempted kidnapping and several additional felony charges.