SAN JOSE -- Police are searching for a man who reportedly tried to wrest a toddler from her mother's arms as she stood in front of her East San Jose home Tuesday evening.
The woman called police around 5:37 p.m. to report that a man she'd never met approached her family in the front yard of their home on the 200 block of Dayo Court, where her 2-year-old daughter was playing with her siblings.
According to the report, "the mother said the stranger made a comment about the 2-year-old daughter," which made her uncomfortable and prompted her to scoop up the child.
She told police that the man then grabbed the tot's legs and tried to pull her away, but the mother struggled and was able to break free and gointo her home to call 911 as the man fled the scene.
She described the stranger as Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a red baseball hat, bluejeans, and a white or light-colored shirt with yellow stripes. She said he smelled of motor oil, and was last seen walking south on Paven Drive.
Anyone with information about the attempted abduction are asked to call police at 408-277-4166. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Silicon Valley CrimeStoppers at 408-947-7867
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.