Parents foil attempted kidnapping

Posted by: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

One man is out on bond after trying to kidnap a child in a Fairbury Walmart.

The Fairbury Police Department says 66-year-old George Buhr of Dorchester came up to a man, woman, and their child around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon. They say Buhr took the child, who was around four years old, out of the cart and said he was a kidnapper and could never get one like her.

They say the father of the child turned around and grabbed her just in time. Buhr ran off. 

Police say they found Buhr a few hours later using video surveillance and photos of the suspect. He admitted to taking the child and and saying he was a babynapper, but claimed he was just kidding. 

He was taken into custody for 2nd degree kidnapping but was made bond.