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Police: Man tries to take baby from car; mom fights him off

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NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man tried to kidnap a baby from a car in a McDonald’s parking lot, but her mother and another relative fought him off.

Police in the Atlanta suburb of Norcross say the family left McDonald’s on Wednesday morning. The mother buckled her 10-month-old daughter into a car seat in the back and walked to the front.

Police say 19-year-old Sterlyn Reynolds then opened the back door and tried to pull the baby out. Police say the mom, the relative and the man struggled — biting and hitting — until she freed the girl and went back inside McDonald’s.

The baby suffered minor injuries.

Reynolds, of Dacula, is charged with kidnapping and cruelty to children. It wasn’t clear whether Reynolds had a lawyer to contact for comment.

Police aren’t naming the mother or relative but said neither knew Reynolds.

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