A man is filmed jumping over a fence to try to grab a child from the restaurant table.
The dramatic video surveillance was captured in Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday, and footage was later shared on Facebook.
The two women try to stop him and a man at another table jumps into action to get him out.
He manages to take down the man while the women and the girl leave the area. The police arrive shortly after.
Florida Police Sergeant Mfo Mor told the Roodeport Record the store’s owner and the community managed to stop the man who police said was trying to kidnap the girl.
Sgt More added that he held the girl by the neck.
However, private investigator Wendy Pascoe told SAPeople that the 24-year-old man was not trying to abduct the girl, but “a continuation of an initial GBV (gender-based violence) incident that began on the street and was not captured on camera.”
Ms Pascoe said she was known to have drug problems. He was due to appear in court on Friday local time.
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