Eugene, OR – Wearing a black trench coat, that looked out of place on such a nice day, a man attempted to kidnap a two-year-old boy who had become separated from his mother. This happened at a Boy Scout carnival being held at Bethesda Lutheran Church.
Azoulas David Yurashunas, 23, was luring the toddler away from the crowd as the frantic mother called out for her son. The pair made it as far as the parking lot when an alert parent, Chrystal Batchelor, spotted the two about to leave and instinctively grabbed the child. Yurashunas immediately jumped in his car and sped away.
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