Man accused of grabbing 3-year-old off porch in White Plains on Halloween night

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Saturday, November 3, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, Westchester County (WABC) -- Police say a man has been arrested for grabbing a child off a porch in Westchester County on Halloween night.

46-year-old Cesar Arana-Oliveras of Yonkers is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong says Arana-Oliveras grabbed a 3-year-old off the porch of a house on Bryant Avenue in White Plains.

Chong says the suspect didn't belong in the area, was wearing a Halloween mask, and was trick-or-treating without any kids.

Arana-Oliveras told police he did it as a prank, not as any kind of crime. But authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

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