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Man arrested for attempted kidnapping in Culver City

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A 56-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap a boy in Culver City on Saturday afternoon.

Culver City police said a boy, about 9 to 10 years old, was riding his bicycle in the residential neighborhood of Fairbanks Way and Virginia Avenue about 4 p.m. when a man in a pick-up truck pulled up alongside him and told the boy to get in the truck.

Police said the boy feared for his life and rode straight home and called police.

Officers spotted a pick-up truck that matched the one driven by the suspect. The driver, 56-year-old Alberto Diaz of Culver City, was arrested.