LEAGUE CITY — A former police officer who made an unexpected stop at a grocery store refused to be a spectator at what police say was the attempted kidnapping of a 1-year-old boy.
Tomasita Mack, 53, of League City told The Daily News on Thursday that she was traveling with her two grandchildren to her son’s house in Dickinson when she made an impromptu stop at Kroger, 250 S. Egret Bay Blvd., to buy milk and butter.
As Mack entered the parking lot about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, she witnessed a disturbance at a car parked in an area shaded by trees.
League City police charged Melany Gale James, 51, with attempted kidnapping. She remained jailed Thursday on a $20,000 bond. Police accused James of trying to take Carly Oquendo-Smith’s 1-year-old boy from a car.
“I normally go to the Kroger at South Shore Harbour,” Mack said. “I just got past the Taco Bell and saw people coming at me.
“I looked right at the shaded area where the trees were and said, ‘What the heck’s going on?’ Nobody was stopping.” Another woman was already at the car but wasn’t strong enough to intervene, Mack said. “I said, ‘I got it. Don’t worry about it,’” Mack said.
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