Adam Glavinic is a California man who was reportedly by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as the suspect who pulled open a couple’s rear car door while they were backing out of a parking space and tried to kidnap their 2-year-old son from his seat, Fox News reported.
The parents of the 2-year-old were backing out of their space in a Costco parking lot Saturday when Glavinic appeared to be snatching their son, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Adam Glavinic Caught Kidnapping Little Boy
Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Costco in Vista, the couple was confronted by a stranger, identified as 37-year-old Adam Glavinic by authorities.
Glavinic was trying to abduct their 2-year-old Peter from the vehicle. The parents, who had another child with them too, got out and forced to defend their child and themselves until an off-duty sheriff’s deputy arrived.
An off-duty deputy nearby subdued Glavinic, along with other good Samaritans, according to McMasters.
“The incident drew a crowd, and a physical confrontation occurred between the father and Glavinic”, said sheriff’s department spokesperson Nanette McMasters.
“I think I hit him once, and he hit the ground”, Kopchak told the outlet. “Then I just got on top of him.”
What the victim’s family says
“I don’t know what his intentions were to do with my son, but it wasn’t a good thing”, the 2-year-old’s mother, Jennifer Lawson, told San Diego’s NBC 7. “There was nothing good he was going to do to my son”.
The station reported Lawson’s fiancé Peter Kopchak, fought off the suspect until the off-duty deputy showed up.
“I was up all night last night from 12 to 5 o’clock going up to check on him every 30 minutes. I just can’t get this guy’s face out of my head”, Lawson said.
Their scare sent a shockwave through the North County community, and parents and neighbors banded together to warn each other on Next Door and other social media sites.
Adam Glavinic Under Investigation
On-duty deputies from the Vista station arrived and arrested Glavinic on attempted charges. Glavinic, who lives in California’s North County, made his $100,000 bail within 24 hours, according to ABC 10 San Diego.
His arraignment isn’t expected until February due to a logjam in courts due to the coronavirus.
Little Peter and his 9-month-old brother who was also in the backseat weren’t hurt physically.