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California Little League Coach Stops Kidnapping: 'That's Not My Dad'

A little league coach stopped a kidnapping when a man approached one of his players on the practice field.

Screen grab: Coach Stops Kidnapping from practice field.
Screen grab: Coach Stops Kidnapping from practice field.
SAN DIEGO – A man attempted to kidnap a child from a little league practice field and might have succeeded if not for the actions of the coach.

Police arrested Jarrod West, 28, and charged him with attempted kidnapping and resisting a police officer after he approached a boy on the baseball field and declared he was the boy's father, NBC reported.

Little League coach Scott Hedenkamp said he had noticed the man pacing back and forth and observing the field before approaching the boy. Hedenkamp said his player said "Coach, that's not my dad," and Hedenkamp physically intervened, placing himself between the boy and the man.

A video of the full report is attached to this post.

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Christopher Luther April 02, 2014 at 04:39 AM
@Bill So if those male family members do not happen to believe in murdering someone, they simply let the person go. Good idea.
Bill Miller April 02, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Little League coach stops kidnapping. Why did he start in the first place?
Judith Kenny April 02, 2014 at 02:11 PM
YOu think this is funny? NOthing to joke ab out and who gives a rats behind that way it is worded.
Judith Kenny April 02, 2014 at 02:14 PM
to Mom of three...wherre are your kids while you are on the computer and all they see is the back of your head as usual? Apparently youn dont have to work for a living and these parents do. They trusted this man to care for their kids and he did. Most coaches take care of the kids they are entrusted with. Get off the computer and go see where the heck your are.
Tom Kat April 02, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Title: "California Little League Coach Stops Kidnapping" So, when did he start kidnapping, and how long has he been at it? Oh, you meant he stopped "A KIDNAPPING"

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