Man who tried to snatch baby from mother arrested

September 12, 2012 6:45:06 AM PDT
Police on Long Island have arreasted a man they say tried to snatch a 4-month-old baby from his mother's arms.

Serge Delaleu, 41, is charged with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly approached the 24-year-old woman on Nassau Road near West Centennial Avenue just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Police say he spit in her face and began yelling and swinging his legs in a kicking motion toward her. The victim, holding her baby, said the man unsuccessfully tried to grab her baby. She then ran from the scene as Delaleu fled on foot southbound Nassau Road.

After an investigation, detectives arrested Delaleu in Freeport after he was taken into custody for an unrelated incident.

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