Girl Calls Mom 'Hero' After Attempted Kidnapping Saturday

Nov 25, 2013 7:10 PM

One man is behind bars for attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old girl.

Oroville Police arrested 24-year-old Oroville resident Jonathan Burg last night at a motel on Feather River Boulevard.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon on Mitchell Avenue near Harrison stadium.

Laura Sandoval was walking home from buying a birthday cake with her daughter, Lillyona Coleman.

When a man started "speed walking" towards them, and tried to grab her daughter, Sandoval sprayed her pepper spray twice.

“She did all the right things: Gave us a very good description of him, when the contact happened, she screamed and yelled…and really did the right thing to help us catch this guy,” Oroville Police Lt. Allen Byers said.

“She’s a hero and never loses a fight,” 6-year-old Coleman said.

Oroville Police said Burg does have a criminal history, but hasn't done anything like this before. They also aren't clear why he did it.


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