Woman arrested after attempting to kidnap a 4 year old girl from San Antonio Walmart

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A woman who attempted to abduct a four year old girl from a West side Walmart store is in jail.

San Antonio Police say the incident happened at the Walmart at 1604 and Potranco.

The child’s mother was shopping with the girl sitting in a cart. She says a woman, identified as 35 year old Jessica Vega, grabbed the cart and began pushing it away.

The mother began screaming at Vega who reportedly told the woman “just because she is yours doesn’t mean I can’t take her.”

A store employee saw what was happening and stepped in to help.

Vega left the store but loss prevention recognized her from an incident at another Walmart. They shared the information with police and Vega was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

She’s at the Bexar County Jail with bond set at $50,000.

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