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Attempted kidnapping of 5-year-old girl leads to two arrests

Posted at 12:22 PM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 01:35:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police responded to an attempted kidnapping Saturday, leading to the arrest of two men.

According to a Facebook post by the family with details not yet confirmed by authorities, a father discovered two men--one carrying his 5-year-old daughter--had taken the girl out of their yard and tried running away with her.

The father was able to save the child and call authorities. He stood in front of the suspect's vehicle until officers arrived on scene.

Once officers arrived, 34-year-old Robert Williams and 32-year-old Antonio Johnson were taken into custody.

One of the men stated they were taking the daughter for "unmentionable reasons," the Facebook post says.

A police report says two calls were placed in the same area involving the men. One came from a convenience store where employees said Williams tried to offer children a ride on Blondo St. and tried again in a convenience store.

After arriving at the location with the 5-year-old girl in the same vicinity officers realized the incidents were related.

Johnson was booked for criminal conspiracy while Williams was booked for kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and enticement.