Oxnard man arrested for attempted kidnapping

POSTED: 07:50 PM PST Feb 17, 2013    UPDATED: 09:57 PM PST Feb 17, 2013 
Anthony Parish
VENTURA, Calif. -

An Oxnard man who police say tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from a mall in Ventura is under arrest.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon at The Pacific View Mall in the 3300 block of East Main Street.

Ventura Police say 32-year-old Anthony Parish tried to grab the girl from the playground area inside the mall.

She managed to escape and alert her father who was shopping in a nearby store. Her father and mall security detained Parish as he attempted to leave the scene.

Parish was arrested for attempted kidnapping and booked into the Ventura County jail.

Anyone with more information about this case is urged to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4441.