A Hamilton man is accused of attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from her front yard, and the incident was captured on video.
A security camera captured footage of the child throwing trash in a can by the roadside outside the family’s residence on East Avenue in Hamilton.
A man is seen strolling down the sidewalk in the video. He comes to a halt, touches her, and then snatches her in an apparent attempt to drag her along the sidewalk.
The child screams and runs away.
Deric Mcpherson, 33, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition and abduction.
According to court records, he “bent down and grabbed the girl’s (redacted). The girl attempted to move away from the defendant. The defendant then grabbed the girl by the wrist and pulled her along the sidewalk.”