A Danish citizen in his twenties tried to kidnap a young girl from a Jaffa playground before her mother realized what was happening. The man has since been arrested.

Children at a playground (archive)

Children at a playground (archive) Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash 90

A young Danish citizen who was entertaining children at a Jaffa playground was arrested on Friday after attempting to leave the playground with a four-year-old girl.

The child’s mother noticed the young man, who was dressed as a clown, leading her child away from the park and told police that the man denied he was trying to kidnap her child.

She said the man was leading a musical interactive performance with the kids in a city playground. The police located the 27-year-old man and are expected to extend his detention today.