MONROVIA – A 6-year-old boy was taken from his backyard Friday but got away by biting his kidnapper, deputies said.
The kidnapping was reported at 4:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Graydon Avenue which is in the unincorporated county area near Monrovia.
The boy was in the backyard when a man appeared and grabbed him, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Michael White.
As the man was taking the child down the street to a nearby apartment, he had his hand over the boy’s mouth. The boy bit the culprit who dropped him.
The kidnapper fled.
White said the boy ran back home and someone in the house called police.
The suspect was described as a Latino man, 25 to 40 years old, wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans.
*Composite sketch courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department