Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping

Happened at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield woman is facing kidnapping charges after a failed kidnapping attempt in East Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Police officers said, 21-year-old Felicia Ascensio-Guillen was arrested Wednesday after the parents of a two-year-old reported seeing Ascensio-Guillen pickup their son and tried to walk away. Officers said the parents immediately stopped Ascensio-Guillen and rescued their child after a brief struggle with the suspect. The child was not injured during the kidnapping attempt.

Officers said they found Ascensio-Guillen a short distance away from where the kidnapping attempt occurred. Ascensio-Guillen is facing kidnapping, child endangerment and an unrelated resisting arrest charges.

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