Homeless man accused of attempting to kidnap toddler in Brooklyn

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A homeless man is facing attempted kidnapping charges after police say he grabbed a toddler in a stroller.

It happened Wednesday night in Prospect Heights.

A 32-year-old woman was pushing her 2-year-old son in a stroller when police say 27-year-old Matthew Wally grabbed the stroller and demanded the woman give him the baby.

The boy's father ran over and struggled to get the stroller back.

Wally was arrested a short time later.

Police say he was previously accused in a string of thefts at Sephora stores.

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