Good Samaritan stops attempted kidnapper in Manhattan park
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Brian Kemsley pinned the man down and waited for police to arrive.

By Greg Mocker, WPIX

MANHATTAN (WPIX) -- Brian Kemsley was walking with his girlfriend in Madison Square Park on Monday, Nov. 9, when he saw and heard a commotion on the Fifth Avenue side of Madison Square Park. He saw a man trying to rip away a stroller.

He says the man was asked to let go of the stroller but kept reaching for the baby. The mother was also holding another toddler and everyone was screaming.

Kemsley pinned him down and waited for police to arrive. It was captured by a witness on social media.

VIDEO: Good Samaritan thwarts attempted kidnapper - WPIX

Witnesses recorded video and called 911. Rangers arrived after about 15 minutes and Kemsley says police took the man into custody.


Brian Kemsley is a 33-year-old Muay Thai coach, the New York Post reports.

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