(Syracuse, NY) 09/07/04 – A 5-year old girl was nearly abducted at the
New York State Fair by a man from Rochester. The child is okay. The
suspect was arrested.
It happened Monday afternoon. The child was standing with her mother–who
was filling out paperwork–when the girl let go of her mother’s hand.
Police said John Weiner, 41, grabbed the girl by the hand and began
leading her away.
The girl’s mother noticed and prevented the abduction.
Weiner tried to hide in a horse barn, but several witnesses followed him,
and he was arrested by two bike patrol officers.
Weiner is charged with kidnapping.
State police would still like to hear from anyone who saw the incident.
Call police in Syracuse at (315) 455-2826.