A suspected kidnapper in Petaling Jaya picked the wrong target when his attempts to kidnap a six-year-old girl were foiled by a 76-year-old grandfather earlier this week, reported Sin Chew Daily
The incident took place at a highrise building in PJ, around 4pm on 14 November.
Details of the foiled kidnapping were revealed after the girl's mother shared it with other parents in the building via a chat group, the Chinese-language newspaper reported.
The suspect was described as having a slender body with dark skin
He was carrying a pair of scissors and tape, which he used to try and tie the girl up.
The suspect said to be about 5.5 feet in height approached the girl when she was on her way back to home from school accompanied by her mother.
However, before the man could snatch the six-year-old away from her mother, the girl's 76-year-old grandfather appeared and wrestled the suspect, forcing him to run.
The grandfather, a former boxer, successfully saved his granddaughter.
While the police have confirmed the case, they said they cannot share any details as investigations into the case are still ongoing
Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din was reported by Sin Chew as saying that they have obtained the CCTV footage from the building.