Man attempts child abduction at Wal-Mart www.privateofficer.com
BOSTON MA DEC 31 2010 — A man tried to abduct a young child from a Walmart in Brockton on Thursday morning, according to police.
The incident happened at about 11:20 a.m. at the store on Oak Street, near the Westgate Mall.
Brockton Police Department Capt. Emmanual Gomes said Vadym Golina, 40, picked up the 6-year-old boy inside the store and tried to run off with him. The boy’s family members chased the man, and rescued the child, who was not injured.
A store security guard detained Golina, of Stoughton, until police arrived. He was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery.
Golina, who is a Ukrainian national, has been in the country for about 10 years.
Police said the abduction was “bizarre” because it happened in a crowded store.