A 3-year-old child who had been entrusted to a woman in a park in Montauban, while his father did not jog, was almost kidnapped by a third person who was passing by.
The story could have taken a darker turn. Last Friday, a father who wanted to go jogging decided to leave his 3-year-old son with a stranger in a park in Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne). But this woman did not realize that the one we had just entrusted to her was leaving with another person, totally unknown, as reported by our colleagues from the Depeche du Midi.
The events take place at the end of the afternoon in a park called the Cours Foucault. The man offers a woman watching over her two children to keep an eye on her 3-year-old son while he is jogging in the park.
A 30-something homeless woman
This accepts but a few minutes later, another young woman approaches the young boy, takes him by the hand before leaving with him. It is the father who realizes it first, runs up and picks up his son in stride.
The woman suspected of having wanted to kidnap the child, left running, is caught by the police just after. It was about a thirty-something homeless, victim of psychological disorders. To the police, she will explain that she thought the child was lost, remarks deemed confused by the police. She was taken into custody and then released on Saturday morning. As for the woman who was responsible for looking after the child, she preferred to flee.